Prosecco Conegliano Valdobbiadene is resulting in something of a sparkling revolution—and top collectors are taking note. Apparently top sommeliers are rethinking this Italian staple, writes Christie’s International Real Estate in its online magazine luxurydefined.
Advanced sommelier Elizabeth-Rose Mandalou, the wine director and co-owner of Michelin-recognized Allora restaurant in Sacramento, California, has some straightforward advice for anyone who loves bubbly: “Let whatever you think you know about Prosecco disappear.”
Instead, she advises leaning into the offerings from Prosecco Conegliano Valdobbiadene. These sparkling wines from a small, vertiginous slice of the larger Prosecco appellation in Northeast Italy are transforming the perception of the drink with their high-quality, endlessly complex bottlings.
luxurydefined states: “The timing couldn’t be better. According to NielsenIQ, consumers today have a nearly insatiable appetite for sparkling wines. The category has been the fastest-growing wine segment among American drinkers, growing by more than 13 percent in 2021, even as traditional wine consumption has decreased.”
“This is a quality wine region—producing some of the most important sparkling wines today,” Mandalou says. “Not only are the views incredible, but the wines are everything you want in a Prosecco: high acid, fresh, floral, and incredibly clean.”
Read more about this fascinating development of a class of its own in the sparkling wine sector.