Up until today, I have always lumped Prosecco in with all other sparkling wine, assuming there must be a difference but never knowing (or caring) what is was (because booze be booze).
But Plus & Minus have released Australia’s first non-alcoholic Prosecco and that seems a good reason to dig a little deeper. What I learnt:
- Prosecco is made from a specific type of grape, Glera. Prosecco DOC comes from a specific growing region in Italy (same as Champagne in France). P&M have sourced their Glera grapes from South Australia, so while it is not DOC, it is still made using the correct grape.
- Prosecco is made differently to champagne, with a second tank fermentation that retains bright fresh floral and fruit aromas.
- If you are making an Italian Spritz or a Bellini and want to be legit, you SHOULD be using Prosecco!
- Alcoholic Prosecco is typically characterized by a high acidity, with pear and peach, apple and often citrus and almond notes. It has a slightly lower alcohol and sugar content than its Australian and French sparkling counterparts.
“ALRIGHT WOMAN…enough with the history lesson” I hear you say! How do is taste?
Well I think the Plus & Minus team have once again nailed it. I opened a bottle of their Blanc de Blancs at the same time for a bit of compare and contrast. And I have to tell you, as much as I love the BdB, I love this Prosecco more. You really get those rich fruit notes, peach, apple and citrus but not in an overkill sweet way. It’s beautifully balanced, dry with a little acidity. Like a true Prosecco, this actually has considerably less sugar than the Blanc de Blancs.
Like all Plus & Minus wines, there is the added Resveratrol (Grape Skin Extract) bonus so you’re basically getting healthier with every glass! This will be a spring/summer staple at our house!
Buy Again?: Yes
For AU – Use DRY15 at checkout for 15% off your order.
(a nice way to offset your shipping).
Note: This product emulates alcohol and could be triggering so please be careful!
|Cals per 100ml||31cal|
|Carbs per 100ml||5.6g|
|Sugar per 100ml||3.5g|
|Country of Origin||Australia|