Rediscover the elegance of prosecco DOCG, Italy’s most-loved sparkling wine. Vino Vino Situation presents Bosco di Gica Prosecco by Adami

Everybody knows that prosecco is Italy’s signature toast in the world. It even outsold champagne! But what are the main differences between the two? Aside from the country of origin, it’s about the grapes and the production method.

Champagne is made with the classic method, or Champenoise, which includes a bottle refermentation. Prosecco calls for Charmat, or Martinotti, method, in which the wine undergoes a secondary fermentation inside a stainless steel tank (autoclave). This process is appropriate for particularly aromatic grape varieties.

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Italian winemakers do use the Champenoise method as well. However, prosecco is so successful, both domestically and abroad, that people often forget about other Italian sparkling wines. Don’t make the mistake of calling any Italian sparkling wine prosecco, ok? Rotary Brut spumante, for example, uses the Champenoise method.

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Valdobbiadene, the production area of Bosco di Gica Prosecco (Photo by look_at_em_Poe)

Meet Bosco di Gica Prosecco: An unexpected burst of flavor

Now let’s talk about different areas and production methods. The Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG, for example, can only be made in certain parts of the Veneto region, using glera grapes and Charmat method.

Adami cellars produce a good one, called Bosco di Gica Prosecco. Usually prosecco is a relatively simple wine, easy to enjoy, and not too expensive. At Adami, instead, they chose to focus on niche products that highlight the unique qualities of the territory. Bosco di Gica prosecco takes its name from the vineyard itself. Before being reclaimed, this land was covered with brambles (bosco means forest in Italian).

Bosco di Gica Prosecco is a straw-yellow sparkling wine, with an explosive aroma of fruit and flowers. It’s characterized by freshness and sapidity, with a low alcoholic content. At the same time, it’s more complex and intense than a standard prosecco.

Prosecco is an elegant and classic aperitif choice, perfectly complementing any kind of finger food. The recipe for the classic Spritz cocktail, which comes from the same region, does call for prosecco. But Bosco di Gica Prosecco is so good that it would be a shame to mix it with something else!

Enjoy your wine!

Wine maker: Adami
Name: Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Bosco di Gica DOCG
Region: Veneto
Type: Spumante, Charmat method
Grapes: Glera
Price: About $20


Working in wineries across Italy, I get to see how much passion goes into each bottle. With the Vino Vino Situation, every week I recommend a great Italian wine. These reviews are unsponsored and unsolicited. Salute!


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