Prosecco [proh-SEHK-koh]
Prosecco is a white wine made from the Glera grape. It's grown primarily in the eastern part of Italy's veneto region. Prosecco is made into lightly sparkling (frizzante) and fully sparkling (spumante). The wines are crisp and most often found dry (although they can be made sweet as well). The best-known wines made in Prosecco come from the doc of Prosecco di Conegliano-Valdobbiadene and are generally sold with either the name of Conegliano or Valdobbiadene attached. The very best Pro­secco wines are labeled "Superiore di Cartizze" and come from a subzone within Valdobbiadene. Prosecco is also known as Balbi, Glera, Serprina, and Tondo.

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