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RIVE Prosecco explained

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RIVE Prosecco explained

Have you spotted the word ‘Rive’ on some Prosecco labels?  A Rive Prosecco  refers to something special and indicates a super premium quality Prosecco.  It is a fairly recent addition to the Prosecco portfolio and something any Prosecco lover ought to be aware of.  If you look at the  Prosecco Quality Pyramid below there are essentially 4 quality levels: starting with ‘Prosecco DOC’ climbing to ‘Superiore di Cartizze DOCG’ at the top, with the ‘Rive’ sitting above ‘Prosecco Superiore DOCG’. To achieve the 'Rive' Prosecco status it has to be made using grapes (at least 85% Glera) from one of...

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Six Sweetness Levels of Prosecco

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Six Sweetness Levels of Prosecco

You may be surprised to discover that Prosecco is available in 6 different sweetness levels, from the fairly new classification (for Prosecco) of Brut Nature, the driest, to the sweetest style Demi-Sec.   The International Sparking Wine Scale is applicable to most sparkling wines including Champagne, Cava and English Sparkling Wine.  However, not all sparkling wines are made in every classification – that depends mainly on if there are rules governing the category, on the winemaker or the suitability of the grape. BRUT NATURE (also known as Brut Zero, Ultra Brut, Pas Dosé or Dosage Zéro), 0 – 3 g/l of residual...

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