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Different sweetnesses exist to suit our own differing tastes and to give Prosecco the ability to pair with a wide range of different food types from salty, acidic and sweet.
The different Prosecco sweetness levels are typically:
EXTRA BRUT - 0-5 gr/lt sugar - very dry to the taste
BRUT - 7-13 gr/lt sugar- dry to the taste
EXTRA DRY - 14-16 gr/lt sugar - dry with a hint of sweetness
DRY - 25-26 gr/lt - dry with a balanced sweetness
The labelling of the sweetness is very confusing. Who would think that 'Extra Dry' is sweeter than 'Brut' and 'Dry' is actually sweet?!
Frizzante means lightly sparkling with typically 2.5 bars of pressure.
Spumante means fully sparkling with about 4.5-5 bars of pressure.
Spumante does not mean 'cheap wine'. Many connect Asti Spumante to the word 'spumante' dating back to the 1970's when such a wine was popular.
Frizzante is generally cheaper than spumante. The import duty in the UK is cheaper for frizzante than spumante, as it's classed as a still wine.
Depends on personal preference if you like frizzante or spumante, or both!
Millesimato refers to grapes used to produce the Prosecco which are from a single harvest. The winery also may use their best grapes to produce a Millesimato Prosecco.
You will find this word on the wine label, if indeed it is a Millesimato.
No. Rosé Prosecco does not exist.
To be called 'Prosecco' the wine must be made from a white grape. To produce a rosé, a red grape must be used to produce the pink colour.
The Consortium that govern Prosecco production, do not currently allow the use of a red grape.
You may see 'Rosé Prosecco' advertised, though it is illegal to say so on the label. The wine may be a blend made from the Prosecco grape Glera, together with a red grape.
Our Furlan winery produces a wonderful blended pink sparkling wine, using the Glera grape, Manzoni Bianco (a beautiful white grape from the Prosecco region) and Cabernet Sauvignon (a red grape to give it the lovely pink colour). If you would like to try it, the rosé is available to buy from our shop.