Sparkling wine for Wedding in Italian Style

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( — February 1, 2016) — Two or three decades ago, men and women met each other in cinema, cafes, street, museums and clubs.  Nowadays dating sites have almost replaced all these places. And such online meetings often result in marriage. Two or three decades all toasts to the bride and groom were given with the glasses filled with Champagne. Nowadays the most part of weddings is accompanied with Italian sparkling wine named Prosecco. Let’s see why this fizz won all hearts and which ones are best for weddings.

Where does Prosecco’s roots?

The home to Prosecco is the Veneto region. It is a large area embracing the Lake Garda in the west, the Adriatic to the east, Venice to the south, and the alpine ski resort of Cortina d’Ampezzo in the north. The Veneto Region is famous for wine production and has more than 20 DOC zones. It deserves visiting not only to see Venice and Verona, but also to get inspiration from amazing natural scenery. Here, around the towns of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, the Glera grapes grow and absorb this special energy and atmosphere that we taste in the final product made of the grapes that is Prosecco.

How is Prosecco made?

The production method is interesting to understand. It differs from the Champagne method used by the French winemakers. The second fermentation process causes the bubbles we love champagne for. And according to the Italian method, or the Charmat method, this process happens in big steel tanks. In France the fermentation is done in each bottle that makes this process more complex, time, money and labor consuming. All those factors have an impact on the final price. One Prosecco bottle is twice or thrice cheaper than its French cousin. By the mentioned reason, the Italian sparkler is best when it is young.

How does Prosecco taste?

Prosecco should be drunk chilled from tulip-shaped glasses. Prosecco has less alcohol and that’s why your guests should not be uneasy on headache after wedding party. Prosecco is very democratic drink as regards to food pairing. It tastes good without food at all, before and together with meals. Drink it with Prosciutto, seafood, stuffed mushrooms, creamy sauces, spicy Asian entrees and desserts. Prosecco refreshes and has an elegant flavor. You will distinguish notes of banana cream, vanilla, hazelnuts and honeycomb.

Which Prosecco to choose?

You can choose among the below given Proseccos or experiment and find your favorite one.

  • Salatin Extra Dry Prosecco NV Treviso
  • Bisol Prosecco NV
  • San Leo Prosecco NV
  • Mionetto Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Frizzante
  • La Marca Extra Dry Prosecco di Valdobbiadene
  • Nino Franco Rustico Prosecco di Valdobbiadene

Naturally, Prosecco is irreplaceable for weddings in Italian style. Let the traditional Italian toast ‘Per Cent’anni’ meaning ‘for 100 year’ be shouted with the glasses in which charming light and frothy bubbles of Prosecco will burst out  to celebrate your happiness and this memorable day in your lives.