Wine Pick: Are We Thinking About Prosecco All Wrong?
Conegliano Valdobbiadene DOCG is easier to drink than it is to say.
Trust me, Prosecco doesn’t need our help. The famed Italian sparkler has seen year-after-year growth that sparks envy across all wine regions. But deep within this bubbles juggernaut beats the heart of an artist: on the golden acreage that is Conegliano Valdobbiadene DOCG, the ethos isn’t cheap and cheerful like those beloved bottles of bubbs, but rather serious, terroir-driven wine—think wildflowers with a crisp peach drizzled with a dollop of honey. Imagine if Daniel Day-Lewis was in the cast of Glee and you’ll have some idea of the disconnect.
The great thing is that the entry into this hidden world of Prosecco’s offerings is still surprisingly affordable—many bottles are less than $25 and even the prestige bottles are less than half the cost of their Champagne counterparts. Just look for the mouthful of a name.