The famous Italian white wine: the Prosecco

The freshness fills up your mouth and the bubbles tickle your palate, then you start to feel relaxed magically. That`s the way you know you are drinking Prosecco wine.

Prosecco wine region for exellence, Conegliano-Valdobbiadene area. The best Prosecco wine area is situated in northern Italy, precisely in Veneto region, and you cannot believe that it is just only 1-hour drive from Venice.

You can drink Prosecco everywhere in Italy because it is one of the most common drinks, for instance when you are having an aperitivo or starting the dinner we usually drink a glass of this sparkling white wine. Furthermore Prosecco is also used to prepare another famous Italian drink: the Spritz. The recipe of tis drink inlcudes Prosecco Aperol or Campari, and soda water.

Prosecco is a white wine produced in Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia regions, that is the northeastern most part of Italy. In 2009 Prosecco obtained the quality label called Denominazione di Origine Controllata (D.O.C.), i.e. controlled designation of origin. The label is an important identification of quality and the wine is subject to a procedural guideline that allows the wine house to write D.O.C. on the wine bottle label.

Prosecco is made of a specific kind of grape called Glera. This wine variety is native to the north-eastern Italy and is known since the Roman time. At that time Prosecco had another name Puccino; and the grapes grew only in the town of Prosecco, not far from Trieste. In the 18th century the cultivation of Glera was expanded covering the hill area between Veneto and Friuli.

Prosecco is the perfect wine to drink with your family or your friends and the perfect beginning for a love date. Remember to serve it chilled between 6 and 8 degrees. You can put in the fridge or in the ice bucket with ice and water. You need large tulip glass to better appreciate this Italian sparkling white wine because this kind of glass allows the bouquet to be released.

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