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Hugely popular, crisp, and aromatic Italian sparkling wine with citrus, orchard, and stone fruit.

Hailing from the hills of northeast Italy, Prosecco is a much-loved, dry sparkling wine that appears in several styles from light and easy-drinking with tart lemon to fuller, finessed wines from premium vineyards with peach, apple, and pineapple tones. Prosecco appears in three dry styles with different degrees of intensity and is never sweet, although its fruity notes can soften its character. Perfect as an aperitif, Prosecco also pairs well with light, fried dishes.

Prosecco is hugely successful across the globe with exports at a high for years and no sign of slowing down. With its fruity character and refreshing fizz, this sparkling wine’s popularity is down to its ease of drinking and good value. All Proseccos are not created equal though. For the finest quality look for Conegliano-Valdobbiadene DOCG, Cartizze, or Rive on a label. These Proseccos are made from fruit growing in the best vineyards and boast warm stone and tropical fruit that balances this wine’s dryness.

Fun Fact: This wine’s grape used to be called Prosecco but (complicated!) wine designation laws introduced to protect its trademark appeal resulted in the name changing to Glera. Now, nowhere in the world except producers in northeast Italy can call this popular sparkling Prosecco.

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