The Trick to Understanding Sparkling Wine Labels

Bubbly wines are made differently than still wines, of course. There are three main styles, which are based on the European wine they emulate during the method of production: Champagne – Fermented twice, with second fermentation in sealed bottles, using the “Traditional Method.” Flavor, texture and mousse are enhanced by long-term aging on yeast sediments, or lees. These wines are most often dry to bone-dry. Prosecco – Fermented twice, with second fermentation in pressurized tanks,…

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