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Prosecco


International Varieties: Chardonnay   Gewürztraminer   Muscat   Pinot Gris   Riesling   Sauvignon Blanc

Major Varieties:   Airén    Chenin Blanc    Grüner Veltliner    Müller-Thurgau    Pinot Blanc    Sémillon    Silvaner    Trebbiano    Viognier

Regional Varieties:   Albariño    Aligoté    Amigne    Arneis    Chasselas    Colombard    Cortese    Fiano    Grechetto    Grenache Blanc    Malvasia Istriana    Marsanne    Muscadelle    Muscat of Alexandria    Ortega    Palomino    Parellada    Petite Arvine    Prosecco    Rieslaner    Roussanne    Savagnin    Scheurebe    Seyval Blanc    Tocai Friulano    Torrontés    Vermentino    Welschriesling


Prosecco is a white wine grape primarily grown in Italy. The primary wine made from the grape is the eponymous sparkling wine. Prosecco wine is the main ingredient in the Bellini cocktail. The bubbly is rarely as cheap as Cava, but provides good flavors for a fraction of the price of Champagne. Prosecco producers cut costs by fermenting the second time in stainless-steel tanks. Unlike Asti, Prosecco is a bone-dry sparkling wine.

The majority of production takes place in Veneto, Italy, especially in the areas of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene. The explosive popularity of Prosecco wines has led to plantings in Australia and South America.