10 facts you may not know about Prosecco with Prosecco DOC

Around 8 million people regularly drink Prosecco in the UK, it’s now our favourite sparkling wine, but how much do you really know about it?

Here’s 10 facts to make you a pro on Prosecco provided by the certified Prosecco DOC:

  1. Prosecco DOC can be produced only in Italy, specifically in north-east Italy lying between the Dolomites Mountains and the Adriatic Sea.
  2. Prosecco DOC numbers: 10,242 winegrowers, 1,149 winemakers and 348 sparkling houses spread over 9 provinces in 2 regions (Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia)
  3. In 2009, the Tutelary Consortium for Prosecco DOC was established, having made since then efforts to manage the production and the market and to protect the products status
  4. Did you know that in the UK, men buy more Prosecco than women? Recent research conducted by Consorzio Tutela Prosecco DOC has revealed that 56% of Prosecco purchasers at retail are men
  5. Crazy for fizz: in 2017, 440 million bottles were produced in the Prosecco region, with the UK being the biggest export market
  6. When buying a bottle of Prosecco, look out for the official blue state seal on the bottle that guarantees the origin and the quality of the product
  7. Prosecco DOC is created primarily with an autochthonous white grape variety known as Glera, which dates back to Roman times. All varieties of Prosecco must contain a minimum of 85% Glera
  8. The most famous and popular style of Prosecco is Spumante (sparkling) with a fine and persistent perlage. The other less known typologies are Frizzante (semi – sparkling) with a lighter effervescence and Tranquillo, with no bubbles.
  9. It’s not difficult to pair Prosecco DOC with food – it goes well with everything!  Thanks to its characteristic floral and fruity aroma, and a fresh, light and lively taste, it goes perfectly with dishes from both the Italian and international cuisine.
  10. With its moderate alcoholic strength, Prosecco DOC has been a source of inspiration and a key ingredient for many cocktails including Aperol Spritz, Cosmopolitan and Negroni Sbagliato to name just a few

Experience Prosecco DOC’s amazing selection of sparkling wines at our showcase on the 13th more information here.

Find out more about sparkling wine at www.prosecco.wine