Prosecco comes from the Veneto region of Italy and is made from Glera (Prosecco) grapes. It is produced using the Charmant method, in which the secondary fermentation takes place in stainless steel tank.
Approximately 150 million bottles of Italian Prosecco are produced annually. It is best drunk within three years of its vintage, although high-quality Prosecco may be aged for up to seven years.
It has a creamier and sweeter taste than a cava. In Italy, Prosecco is enjoyed as a wine for every occasion. In other countries it is most often drunk as an aperitif. As with other sparkling wines, Prosecco is always best served chilled.
There is prosecco DOC and then there’s prosecco DOCG (from the Conegliano-Valdobbiadene specific region-where prosecco is superior. The DOCG area is very hilly and the DOC is the flat land- industrial produced high volume and cheap prosecco.