5 Things You Didn’t Know about Glera & Prosecco

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5 Things You Didn’t Know about Glera & Prosecco:

1. There is an actual town called Prosecco, located in Friuli Venezia Giulia’s province of Trieste.
2. Since 2013, more bottles of Prosecco are sold globally than even bottles of French Champagne (307 million bottles of Prosecco sold in 2013 versus 304 million of Champagne that year).

 3. The fermentation of Glera in tanks rather than in bottle like in Champagne results in more affordable sparkling wines. You do get more wine for your bucks!

4. Not all Prosecco is sparkling! Most are indeed spumante (abundantly bubbly), but some come as the slightly fizzy version called frizzante, or even entirely still as tranquillo (although these are rarely seen outside of Italy).

5. Prosecco has both DOC and DOCG status. Standard Prosecco comes under the Denominazione di Origine Controllatta ‘Prosecco DOC’. But some small vineyards areas with vines growing in limestone-rich and steep hillsides benefit from the Prosecco Superiore DOCG appellation such as Conegliano Valdobbiadene, Cartizze, Asolo or Rive.

Source: socialvignerons.com

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