Prosecco [pronunciation: pro-sek-o]
Prosecco is a popular Italian sparkling wine that originates from the northeastern region of Veneto. It is primarily made from the Glera grape variety, although it can also contain small amounts of other permitted grapes. Prosecco goes through a second fermentation in pressurized steel tanks, a process called the Charmat (or tank) method, which results in slightly larger bubbles than the more delicate ones produced via the traditional method.
Prosecco has two quality designations based on its production region: Prosecco DOC (Denominazione di Origine Controllata) and Prosecco DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita). The DOCG designation represents a higher quality level and is restricted to the specific growing areas of Conegliano, Valdobbiadene, and Asolo.
Prosecco is known for its light bodied, fresh flavor, and its accessible pricing.