The two facts I knew about Prosecco prior to doing further research were that they are produced in Italy and I like the taste of them. I have enjoyed La Marca on a number of occasions; however, I wanted to share a little background on this yummy bubbly so you too can add it to your rotation of refreshing bottles of wine from which to choose.
As I mentioned, Proseccos are made in Italy and the white grapes used are called Glera, these were known before 2009 as Prosecco grapes. The name change was to avoid the confusion between the region and the variety of grape when the Prosecco di Conegliano-Valdobbiadene region was promoted to DOCG (the highest classification for Italian wines) status.
To produce the wines, the Italians use the Charmat method which basically means the wine goes through a secondary fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Using this process is less expensive than Champagne where the secondary fermentation happens in the bottle.
As I prefer my bubblies, Proseccos are made on the dry or extra dry side. For those of you newer to learning about different types of sparklings, this means that they are not sweet.
One of my favorite Proseccos is La Marca, named for the region where it is made, La Marca Trevigiana. Although dry, it has nice fruity flavors and is very light and refreshing. At $12.99 a bottle at my favorite store Total Wine, you just can’t go wrong.
Last year I posted a bubbly cocktail using La Marca, the Garden of Eden Cocktail - it's delicious, make sure you add this to your list of drinks to try as well!
I hope you’ll get a bottle of La Marca Prosecco and give it a try at your next brunch or afternoon cocktail party. This is one you and your guests will enjoy.