Seminar 2: Prosecco
If there is anything to remember here, it’s this:
Champagne is a Sparkling Wine but not all Sparking wines are Champagne. Champagne must be from the Champagne region is France.Prosecco is a Sparkling wine but not all sparkling wines are Prosecco. Prosecco can only be from Veneto and Friuli in the north of Italy.
Prosecco has been a misused term. It has come to mean any sparkling wine from Italy made in the Charmat Method. But this is not correct. Prosecco is a grape; it is an area. It is more than a style. It has a terroir, a place, a history. Not to be mistaken for Champagne, Prosecco is bright and fresh. It is a perfect aperitif wine. And, Prosecco is Italy’s number one export!
Despite achieving an Italian Wine Specialist Certification from the North American Sommelier Association, one can never get too much information about the wines from Italy. With 20 regions and 3000 varietals, really mastering the wines of Italy is on on-going process. So, over the last few weeks, I jumped at the chance to attend four seminars hosted by The North American Sommelier Association, focusing on 4 regions of Italy.
Seminar 1: Wines of Puglia
Led by Alessia Botturi of the North American Sommelier Association and Vito Palumbo of Tormaresca.