You might have noticed the current obsession with Prosecco. The Italian cousin of Champagne. The finer bubbles and fruitier taste Italian Champagne has is the main difference between Prosecco and Champagne.
Next time you want to party like the rich and famous but don’t have the budget for Champagne, consider Italian Champagne, prosecco. A couple of years ago, the best Italian Champagnes were the second highest selling bubbly alcoholic beverage on the market. However, recently, Prosecco has been beating Champagne sales and have now become the top-selling type of Champagne.
The new kid on the block, Prosecco is very different than Champagne or its Spanish cousin, Cava. Prosecco comes from the north-eastern side of Italy, usually around Veneto and Friuli regions.
It’s made from different, sweeter grapes, and it gets the bubbles from a second fermentation in a tank instead of in a bottle, which gives it a softer, finer fizz. It’s kind of lighter, at around 11 percent alcohol whereas Champagne and Spanish sparkling wines are usually around 12%. With fruity bubbles and simply delicious flavors, wrapped up with a touch of sweetness.
Because Prosecco is made differently and usually faster than French or Spanish Champagne, the price is much lower than them as well. Especially, the original type of Champagne. Though you may still see higher priced Prosecco or Italian Sparkling wines, they are probably aged and more luxury than the regular, run in the mill Prosecco. If you keep reading, you can see the list we have made of the best Italian Champagnes you can find along with thy they are the best.
We pick out the best bottles of Prosecco for you to enjoy this festive season
La Gioiosa Valdobbiadene Italian Champagne
Best bottle to get any event started, this is a classic prosecco. With subtle hints of honey, boasting huge, fresh flavors of peaches, pears that are well ripened, and sweet gala apples. The sweetness is perfectly balanced, and it leans more towards dry but there is also a fresh white flower aroma to keep things lively. Incredibly enjoyable and tasty. Dry Italian champagnes like this
Casa Belfi – Col Fondo Prosecco
This Prosecco has a history that goes all the back to to the 9th century. Made with local, sweet grapes, it offers a wild, abundant taste. The bottle looks much more ‘’basic’’ than all the other types of Prosecco or sparkling Italian Wines available but that it only to represent the culture and history of the brand. Don’t let the bottle confuse you, the Prosecco is delicious, rich with flavors and alluring aromas, Col Fondo really has found a way to make the simplest yet one of the best Italian Champagnes that is readily available on the shelves.
Trevisiol L e Figli Italian Prosecco
Great bubbles, zesty aroma, we chose this as one the best Prosecco because it truly accompanies salty canapes and spicy foods the best. Super easy to drink, this bubbly will make any evening you want to drink without feeling like you have a ‘’boozy’’ mouth. Great for parties and other events to go with your appetizers. The price is incredibly low for this Italian Gem. A true regular buy of any prosecco lover.
Nino Franco Prosecco Rustico
A little stronger than your average Italian Sparkling Wine, Nino Franco has found a way to balance sweetness, alcohol, and mineralization perfectly and created their signature, award-winning Prosecco. The brand was established in 1919 and is now run by the grandson of the founder and iy is one of the regions oldest, most experienced wineries to date. You may find this Italian Champagne to be a wonderful option to make cocktails with thicker juices like peach and mango prosecco is made by using their traditional recipe and touch of love. It is certain that you will be reaching for the bottle for a second glass.
Malibran Sottoriva – ITALIAN Col Fondo
The maker of this Prosecco has a seriously strong fan base, almost like a cult. The fans have one thing in common and that is a love of green fruit, citrus, and floral aromas. This is the beat Prosecco to make any bubbly drink. To make your dream Mimosa, all you need is a half Champagne flute of Maliban and you will have the best possible brunch drink there is, right in your own kitchen. Not completely see through but a little bit more on the cloudy side with fragile flavors of citrus and floral notes, the first taste captures you fast. Add a lime wedge to your glass to really perk up the taste and enjoy the drink knowing that you won’t be having an afternoon headache.
Mionetto Prosecco Brut
While this dry as a bone Prosecco is delicious enough to drink on its own, it goes amazingly with juices and liquors for a cocktail if you are in the mood for a mimosa or a Bellini, this Brut is another one that belongs on the list for the Best Italian Champagne search. One of the best one your money could buy, Mionetto is a crisp and versatile crowd-pleasing prosecco that tastes way more expensive. At a super reasonable price point, this prosecco gets our vote for best overall.
Cupcake Vineyards Prosecco
Anyone with a good taste for bubbly but no budget would absolutely love this Italian Sparkling Wine. Super affordable price not only adds to the taste but shocks you once you take a sip and realize just how refreshing it is. It comes from the Cupcake Vineyards and it may have a dry finish but it’s still a very fruity while drinking. It goes incredibly well with meats especially ribs because of the burned toast and almond aromas that come with the soothing drink.
Any of these Italian Champagnes are good on their own but can also be used in drinks as a dilator or an alcoholic base. A bottle of well-priced Prosecco and a box of Orange Juice, Pomegranate Juice, Cranberry Juice, Peach or Mango juices or basically any flat, fruity drink will blend in amazingly, giving you an affordable choice of classy drinks that want you would be proud of at any party.