Is Prosecco a grape, a wine, an appellation?! Actually, all of the above. The main grape used in Prosecco is Glera. The Glera grape was formerly known as Prosecco. The name Prosecco comes from the Italian village of the same name (near Trieste in northeast Italy), where both the grape and the wine originated. Prosecco’s worldwide popularity keeps growing, and its versatility seems never ending. With lower alcohol than most other sparklers, Prosecco is the perfect brunch option, either on its own or blended in a Bellini, Mimosa, or Aperol Spritz. Prosecco also makes for the perfect palate cleanser as an initial offering at bridal showers, receptions or wine-pairing dinners. This category ended in a three-way tie for Best in Class, with all three being fine representatives of the Prosecco category. Nathalie Gosselin


Piccini NV Prosecco Extra Dry
Treviso, Italy
$18-20 CSPC 892752






La Gioiosa NV Prosecco Brut
Treviso, Italy
$17-19 CSPC 770999






Banfi Maschio NV Prosecco
Treviso, Italy
$14-16 CSPC 785760







Giusti Rosalia NV Prosecco
Veneto, Italy
$17-18 CSPC 767184






Giusti NV Asolo Prosecco Brut
Veneto, Italy
$20-22 CSPC 767763






Emotivo NV Prosecco
Veneto, Italy
$14-16 CSPC 745154






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