7 Bargain Prosecco Superiores to Buy Now
Sometimes misconstrued as a “poor man’s Champagne,” Prosecco is picking up some major steam. “It’s the single most important force driving Italian wine exports today,” says Wine Advocate reviewer Monica Larner. “According to the IWSR/Vinexpo study published earlier this year, Prosecco is expected to outgrow all other types of sparkling wines by 2020.”
Larner has closely watched Prosecco making headway over the last 15 years, noting the fine distinction between Prosecco and Prosecco Superiore—the latter a far more nuanced wine that holds a higher classification. “There are now 43 recognized Rive, or single vineyards, in the Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore wine region,” she states. (Read Larner’s full Prosecco report in our End of May Interim Issue.)
And with summer right around the corner, it’s time to stock up on some glorious sparklers. Get to know these seven Prosecco Superiores, all priced at $25 or less:
- 2016 Andreaola • Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Rive di Col San Martino 26 Primo Brut
- 2015 Bellenda • Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Rive di Carpesica Sei Uno Millesimato Brut
- 2016 Adami • Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Col Credas Rive di Farra di Soligo Brut
- 2016 Maschio dei Cavalieri • Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Rive di Colbertaldo Brut
- 2016 Montesel • Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Rive di Colfosco Vigna del Paradiso Extra Dry
- 2009 Villa Sandi • Metodo Classico Opere Trevigiane Brut Riserva
- 2015 Le Manzane • Conegliano Prosecco Superiore Rive di Manzana Millesimato Spríngo Dry
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