Sip and Savour: A Guide to Enjoying Prosecco to the Fullest

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Nearly 630 million bottles of Prosecco were produced in 2021 alone.

It's not outrageous to say that Prosecco is quickly becoming the preferred beverage for many connoisseurs around the world. That said, there's still a huge population of wine drinkers who have yet to experience this sparkling wine.

Are you curious about how prosecco is made? Today, we're going to give you a short guide to enjoying Via Vai Prosecco, Stelle D'Italia Prosecco, and Italia Rose Prosecco. We'll also tell you how it's made, what to expect, and what to pair your Prosecco of choice with.

Enjoying Prosecco to the fullest means learning all you can about it. Keep reading and we'll enlighten you on the joys of one of the hottest drinks around.

How Is Prosecco Made?

First of all, Prosecco gets its name from the Italian village that it originates from. It's made from the Glera grape using the Charmat method which sees the secondary fermentation take place in a pressurised tank rather than a bottle.

The grapes are crushed and the juice is extracted just like other types of wine, then the juice is fermented for around 2 weeks. After this is when the wine is placed in the pressurized tank to age for a few months. This method gives it a lighter vibe - heavier on the fruit than the yeast - with fewer bubbles.

What to Expect From Different Types of Prosecco

Drinking Prosecco the right way means pouring it into a fluted wine glass, which accentuates the bubbles and boosts the fruity aromas. Hold the glass by the stem to keep it cold, swirl it, sniff it, then take a sip and enjoy the delicious flavour.

In general, there are three types of Prosecco that differ in sugar content: brut, extra dry, and dry. A good example of a brut is the Stelle D'Italia Prosecco, while a good dry would be the Via Vai Prosecco.

If you want something a bit different, you can now get the Italia Rose Prosecco, which is made from 90% Glera grapes and 10% Pinot Nero.

Drinking Prosecco With Meals

Many people wonder what they should pair Prosecco with. Brut Prosecco tends to pair well with lighter meals, like fish and light tomato pasta. Extra dry might do better with things like chicken and creamy pasta, while a regular dry goes well with meats and heavier pasta.

Drinking Prosecco cocktails is another great use of this bubbly wine. An Aperol Spritz or a Bellini are both fantastic options. If you've got a half-finished bottle, storing Prosecco with a wine stopper or in a wine fridge should help to keep it fizzy for a few days.

Where to Get Your Via Vai Prosecco, Stelle D'Italia Prosecco, and Italia Rose Prosecco

If you're looking for a delicious Via Vai Prosecco, Stelle D'Italia, or Italia Rose, we've got you covered. Great Wines Direct is the UK's one-stop shop for wines of all varieties, including Prosecco and other sparkling varieties. 

We hope we've taught you all you need to know about this Italian delicacy. For more great articles on wine traditions and the benefits of wine delivery, not to mention the best ways of storing leftover prosecco, come back and visit our blog again soon.

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