Friday, August 13th is #NationalProseccoDay! Ever since the times of the Roman Empire, Glera grapes have been planted in the northwest part of Italy. Prosecco is the prime sparkling wine district of Italy and for over 2000 years they have been making delicious sparkling wine. In 1966 the Prosecco Route was made – the very first Italian wine route in Italy. In fact, Prosecco and the neighbouring wine regions are a place you must put on your travel bucket list.
The world of Prosecco changed on August 1, 2009. Before this date, the word Prosecco referred to a vine or a grape. However, in 2009 the Designation of Origin was established and Prosecco now refers to a place – a very special place. The region is cool and offers the Glera grape a longer growing season, giving the final wine freshness as well as citrus and floral aromas.
To celebrate National Prosecco Day on August 13th – we must all pop a bottle of Prosecco to sip, share and savour together! Here are my top 6 recommendations to pop and enjoy!
FIOL Prosecco DOC
The Italians know how to live life, and Fiol Prosecco DOC is no different! Blending tradition with innovation, FIOL embodies the Italian lifestyle of living life at its fullest, surrounded by friends and family, and of course a great bottle of bubbles! Crisp and elegant, versatile and offering you low ABV in every glass, FIOL is a wine suited for every situation – think about a 4 p.m. Aperitivo or your favourite international cuisine! FIOL pairs perfectly with a lazy Sunday brunch, lakeside relaxation, afternoon snacks and innovative cocktails.
Santa Margherita Brut Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore
I love this label, and the wine consistently delivers as one of my favourite Proseccod’s of all time (I’ve also talked about Sant Margherita all year in my conversations about #WinesthatGiveBack. Established in 1935, in the Veneto region of Italy this wine is the 4th generational family estate, and the whole family works within the company. A carbon-neutral winery and sustainable practices and a wine that over-delivers! Bingo and YES!
Bottega Gold DOC
From the Prosecco Icon, Sandro Bottega comes Bottega Gold, a multi-award-winning sparkling wine. With its beautiful packaging, this wine stands out from the crowd. with notes of lily of the valley, fresh white florals as well as fresh pear, green apple and citrus fruits, this wine is sexy and easy-going. It will be loved by anyone who touches it! During fermentation, the wine is left in contact with the wine lees – giving the wine increased structure, complexity and aromas. The bottle also makes for great decor!
Villa Sandi Prosecco Il Fresco DOC, Treviso
Devoted to wine culture the Moretti Polegato family fosters ancient tradition and farms sustainably with a deep respect for nature. The estate has a hydroelectric power plant, solar panels and cooperates with a local university on environmental research projects.
With a long tradition in Pinot Noir growing, as well as Glera, Villa Sandi Prosecco DOC Rosé charms with the freshness and typical floral and fruity notes of Prosecco combined with the pink hue and red fruit and rose notes imparted by Pinot Noir. An award-winning wine this wine is perfect to sip, share and savour
La Marca Prosecco Rosé DOC
Pink is the new Prosecco! Founded more than 40 years ago, La Marca is a result of a prosecco cooperative representing over 5,000 local winegrowers who farm more than 17,000 acres in Veneto, Italy. Not only does this bottle look beautiful, but the bubbles inside are fresh, luxurious and elegant. With notes of honeysuckle blossoms and fresh-picked citrus and strawberries, it’s certainly a bottle you’ll want to sabre to open and share!
Ruffino Prosecco Rosé DOC
With over 140 years of rich history, grapes sourced for Ruffino Prosecco Rosé are from highly sought-after vineyards located in the Friuli Venezia Giulia and Veneto regions of Northeastern Italy, an area known for high-quality sparkling wine production. This rosé is absolutely divine! Pair with baked salmon, sunsets and golden hour cocktails