Wine is an alcoholic beverage made with the fermented juice of grapes. Technically, wine can be made with any fruit. There are several facets that explain wine’s unique flavor: acidity, sweetness, alcohol, tannin, and aroma compounds produced in fermentation.
Popular White Wines
- Pinot Grigio
- Sauvignon blanc
Popular Red Wines
- Cabernet sauvignon
- Pinot Noir
Prosecco is a sparkling wine made with Glera grapes in the Veneto region of Italy around the city of Treviso about 24 km North of Venice. Prosecco tends to have more present fruit and flower aromas which are a product of the grape because the wines are aged in large tanks with less pressure.
Prosecco bubbles are lighter, frothy and spritzy with less persistence. Finer Prosecco wines often exhibit notes of tropical fruits, banana cream, hazelnut, vanilla and honeycomb. Carpene Malvolti produces the 1st sparkling version of Prosecco in 1868.
Champagne is a sparkling wine made with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes in the Champagne region of France around the city of Reims about 130 km Northeast of Paris. Since Champagne is aged longer on the yeast particles (called lees), it will often have a cheese rind like flavor that in finer examples come across as toasty or biscuity. Since the wines are aged in bottles under high pressure the bubble finesse is fine, persistent and sharp. Vintage-dated Champagnes often have almond-like flavors along with orange-zest and white cherry.Dom Perignon produces the 1st sparkling version of Champagne in 1693.
Why Does Champagne Cost So Much More than Prosecco?
Champagne is more expensive to make than Prosecco, another factor is market demand. Champagne is perceived as a region for luxury wines hence it commands a higher price.
Source: Wine Folly