While some Proseccos are made using the traditional sparkling method, with a second fermentation happening in the bottle, the Charmat method is most common, with a second fermentation taking place in large, stainless steel tanks.
Try these eight Proseccos that span from light to rich.
Adami 2020 Rive di Farra di Soligo Extra Brut Col Credas (Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore); $21, 92 points. Dry and elegant, this radiant sparkler opens with enticing aromas of hawthorn and summer orchard fruit. Showing its Valdobbiadene pedigree, the gently sparkling palate features Bartlett pear, peach and apple before a citrusy finish. Crisp acidity keeps it balanced and energized. Dalla Terra Winery Direct. Editors’ Choice. —K.O.
Case Paolin NV Brut (Asolo Prosecco Superiore); $20, 92 points. Made with organic grapes, this gentle sparkler opens with aromas of hay and white stone fruit. The dry, creamy palate offers green apple, pear and fennel before a saline close. Bright acidity lifts the fruity flavors. T. Elenteny Imports. Editors’ Choice. —K.O.
L’Antica Quercia 2020 Rive di Scomigo Matiù Brut (Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore); $25, 92 points. Made with organically farmed grapes, this has aromas of wisteria and white orchard fruit. Dry and creamy, the savory, elegant palate features white peach, yellow pear and lemon drop candy alongside crisp acidity and a weightless, polished perlage. Ethica Wines. —K.O.
Nino Franco NV Brut (Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore); $25, 92 points. A lovely sparkler, this has delicate aromas of white spring flowers, white stone fruits and botanical herbs. On the elegantly foaming palate, fresh acidity lifts creamy white peach, ripe yellow pear and a hint of hazelnut. Terlato Wines International. —K.O.
Pitars NV Brut (Prosecco); $17, 90 points. Refined aromas of white spring blossoms, citrus and white orchard fruit form the delicate nose. The softly sparkling, dry palate has a silky texture that cushions pear, white peach and yellow apple alongside crisp acidity. Great Sunsan Wine Imports. Editors’ Choice. —K.O.
Ruggeri & C. 2020 Argeo Rosé (Prosecco); $15, 90 points. This light-hearted, savory sparkler has delicate, inviting aromas of green apple, red berry and tropical fruit. Dry and crisp, the delightful palate offers crushed pomegranate, pear and citrus alongside tangy acidity and a foaming mousse. WinesU. Best Buy. —K.O.
Pizzolato NV Fields Brut (Prosecco); $18, 88 points. White spring flower and green apple aromas lead the nose. The aromas carry through to the fresh, creamy palate along with ripe white peach. Natural Merchants, Inc. —K.O.
Villa Sandi 2020 Millesimato Brut Rosé (Prosecco); $16, 88 points. Fun and refreshing, this has subtle aromas of elderflower and tropical fruit. On the tangy, foaming palate, bright acidity accompanies ripe green apple, strawberry jam and candied tangerine drop. Folio Fine Wine Partners. —K.O.