Written by Charlene Hartung

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3 Jun, 2024

My personal favourite go-to drink is Prosecco with a hint of orange juice, in other words, a mimosa. I can drink it any time of the day. I only recently learnt some interesting facts about prosecco and how it compares to Champagne. 

Prosecco and Champagne, two of the most popular sparkling wines, are produced using significantly different methods. In this article, we will explore the primary differences, which lie in the grape varieties used, the production processes, and the regions where they are made.

Prosecco is typically made using the Charmat method, also known as the tank method. In this method, the second fermentation, which creates the bubbles, takes place in a pressurized tank. Prosecco is made primarily from the Glera grape and produced in Italy’s Veneto and Friuli regions.

Conversely, Champagne is made using the traditional method, also known as the méthode champenoise or méthode traditionnelle. This involves a second fermentation in the bottle, giving Champagne its characteristic fine bubbles.

Champagne is made from a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier grapes and is produced exclusively in the Champagne region of France.

These different production methods not only create the bubbles in Prosecco and Champagne but also result in distinct flavor profiles and characteristics for each wine. This is what makes Prosecco and Champagne unique in their own right, and understanding these differences can enhance your appreciation of these sparkling wines.

Cheers and Enjoy! 

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