What's Prosecco All About? Written by Sarah V. Hayes

Posted by Sarah V. Hayes on Jan 3rd 2022

What's Prosecco All About? Written by Sarah V. Hayes

Join the pandemonium as we bring in the new year with January’s Fudge Of The Month (FOTM), Prosecco Peach. Hold the applause, or apple sauce, because toppings aren’t required with this flavor. Maybe a slice of cheese or crackers on-the-side will do instead.

You may think prosecco is a type of fancy drink. You are correct. Differing slightly from champagne and sparkling wine, prosecco is a type of wine. Undergoing two fermentation processes, as opposed to one with other wines, prosecco gets its bubbly by the Charmante Method. This method uses a large stainless steel tank to trap the bubbles.

Prosecco refers to the region where the wine was made. Denominazione di Origine Controllata is the French term for “controlled designation of origin," or DOC. According to law, all prosecco have to list their origin (DOC) on their bottles.

Prosecco comes from one of the nine different territories in northern Italy.

Prosecco is a bit more affordable and uses different grapes than other wines.

The grape, known as Glera, is used in making prosecco. The General Manager of Beverage Marshall Altier, states in the following website: mashed.com that he “just wanted to try a different grape.”

“Glera is a highly productive grape that ripens late in the season. It has high acidity and a fairly neutral palate, making it ideal for sparkling wine production. Glera’s aromatic profile is characterized by white peaches, with an occasional soapy note. The wine is light-bodied and low in alcohol (8.5 percent is the minimum permitted ABV for Prosecco wines), suggesting it as a refreshing summer beverage or as an aperitif.

Outside Italy, Glera is grown in Slovenia and Australia, in particular the King Valley.”

Hurry and try this spectacular, one-of-a-kind flavor before January 31. Then you can share your personal insight and knowledge, while providing testimony to this Prosecco Peach flavored fudge.