What I learned on the First “National Prosecco Day”
Yes there is a day to celebrate everything! On Saturday, August 13 we celebrated Prosecco with the first National Prosecco Day. I thought it was fitting to celebrate at the pool with a bottle of Riondo Prosecco Spago Nero.
One of the things I loved was this small bottle (187ml). Made it very easy to twist off the cap, consume and enjoy in 100 degree heat and I didn’t have to share. Not to mention it was the perfect fit for my cooler.
Refreshing it was and I was immediately hit with flavors of apple, pear a kiss sweetness and just enough frizzante to put a smile on my face. After all, I was the only one at the pool with a bottle of bubbles.
The small (187ml) bottle retails for $6.99 and the regular size bottle retails for $14.
What else did I learn about Prosecco…..
- Riondo Prosecco founded National Prosecco Day this year (2016)
- It can only be produced in the Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia regions of Italy
- It is made with 85% Glera grape. Other grapes used for the 15% are Verdiso, Bianchetta Trevigiana, Perera, Glera Lunga, Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco and Pinot Grigio
- In 2009 to stop imitators from using the Prosecco designation the Italian government officially changed the name of the grape from Prosecco to Glera
- Versions of Prosecco can be made Sparkling (Spumante) Semi-Sparkling (Frizzante) and still (Tranquillo)
- There is a range of sweetness to Prosecco with Brut being the driest and Demi-Sec the sweetest
- Prosecco should be enjoyed young and fresh