10 Best Substitutes for Prosecco

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Prosecco made from the Glera grape variety is an Italian DOC or DOCG white wine is named after the village of Prosecco, which is in the province of Trieste, Italy.

Prosecco is mostly made in sparkling or semi-sparkling style (spumante and frizz, respectively); however, wine (Tranquillo) is also permitted.

However, over the centuries, Prosecco has been in greater demand, which insinuated its global shortage, so we have illustrated the best substitutes for Prosecco in this article.

10 Best Substitutes for Prosecco

The best substitute for Prosecco are – Champagne, Crémant de Loire, Cava, Deutscher Sekt, Riesling, Blanquette de Limoux, Moscato d’Asti, Lambrini, Lambrusco, and Buckfast Wine. They are discussed in detail here –

Champagne

Champagne is a French sparkling white wine produced according to specific rules in the Champagne region of France.

This sparkling wine is mostly made from a few specific grapes: pinot noir, chardonnay, and Pinot Meunier.

It has varying sweetness with effervescent flavors of citrus, almond, and apple; it has moderate alcohol.

Summary

Champagne is the original sparkling wine, with unparallel flavor makes the best substitute for Prosecco.

Crémant de Loire

Crémant de Loire is a high-quality sparkling wine founded in 1851 on the chalky soils of the beautiful Loire Valley.

This high-quality wine is made using the ‘méthode traditionally similar to the Champagne process.

Bright and clear Crémant de Loire has a subtle hint of grey that is Fine bead, elegant on the palate.

Summary

Crémant de Loire is ideal for seafood (fish and shellfish) and desserts and white meat and offal in cream sauce.

Cava

Cava originated from Denominación de Origen status from Spain is a Sparkling wine.

The winemakers first made this wine in 1872, and its name comes from the word for cave.

This wine is made using traditional methods and can be made anywhere that has proven to produce good sparkling wine, as long one follows to the D.O.

Summary

Cava takes a lot of time to produce and is rich in lush creaminess ranging from Extra Brut, Brut, Dry (sec), Semi-dry and Sweet.

Deutscher Sekt

Deutscher Sekt is derived from the word Sekt is the German term to designate sparkling wines.

This particular wine is a simple, affordable, and approachable wine that satisfies the enormous German demand for sparkling wines.

Deutscher Sekt sparkling wines are made dominantly with German grapes, commonly from Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Gris, and Pinot Noir.

Summary

It contains the aroma of apples, pears, and white flowers with a sweeter flavor.

Riesling

Riesling wines are made from a white grape variety Riesling originated in the Rhine region.

These white wines are pure varietally and offer primary fruit aromas of orchard fruits like nectarine, apricot, honey-crisp apple, and pear.

It exhibits a noticeable acidity of apple and tree fruit notes with sometimes balanced levels with residual sugar.

Summary

Riesling’s sweetness and acidity make them perfect accompaniment to spicy food such as Duck, Pork, Bacon, Chicken, Shrimp, and Crab.

Blanquette de Limoux

Blanquette de Limoux is one of the known oldest sparkling wines made using the second fermentation bottle in France.

This sparkling wine is a slightly sweeter, lower alcohol sparkling wine. Blanquette de Limoux is cloudy in appearance because of residual left after the secondary fermentation in the bottle.

Summary

Blanquette de Limoux is mostly inexpensive with larger availability making it an excellent substitute for Prosecco.

Moscato d’Asti

Moscato d’Asti is a DOCG sparkling sweet, low-alcohol wine white wine produced mainly in the province of Asti, northwest Italy.

This wine is considered a dessert wine and is made from the Moscato Bianco grape.

It is aromatic with distinctive floral aromas with notes of peach, apricot, and fresh grape juice.

Summary

Moscato d’Asti wine is paired with dishes like Sichuan beef, Thai crab curry, or spicy Cajun-style chicken wings.

Lambrini

Lambrini is a light, and fruity perry originated in 1994 Liverpool by Halewood International.

This fruity perry is measured on the price of the cheapest alcohol in the wine category, a unit of alcohol.

It has little fizz and sweetness and looks similar to sparkling wine.

Summary

Lambrini dominates the British commercial perry market and works as an excellent substitute for Prosecco.

Lambrusco

Lambrusco, an Italian red wine, is made from the Lambrusco grape varieties native to Italy.

They are dry (secco) and barely sweet.

It is almost always made in a semi-sparkling, in frizz style.

Summary

Lambrusco Grasparossa pair well with bold foods like hard cheeses, red meats, and sausage pizza Because of its rustic and concentrated flavors.

Buckfast Wine

Buckfast is an internationally enjoyed, unique tasting tonic wine originally made by monks at Buckfast Abbey in Devon, England.

This wine is based on a traditional recipe from France.

Buckfast wine is syrup-thick, tastes unique with a florescent aroma.

Summary

Buckfast is extremely versatile and finds its uses from cooking pot to wine glass with easy availability.

FAQs

How does Prosecco taste?

Prosecco wine dominant flavors typically include apple, honeysuckle, peach, melon, and pear.

What percent alcohol is Prosecco?

Prosecco wine typically contains a 12% ABV glass 12% pure alcohol, with the higher the percentage, the more alcohol is in the drink.

Bottom Line

Prosecco wine is sweeter than Champagne and pairs well with seafood, savory cheeses, cured meats, and fruits. However, there are many alternatives for Prosecco with similar use.

I hope this list helps find you your suitable replacement for Prosecco. Also, do share your experience and recipes in the comments section.

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About Betty Ellis

Betty is a food researcher who spends most of her time analyzing the nutritional aspects of various foods. She also researches methods to enhance taste, as well as how to store certain types of foods. She enjoys cooking for herself and her three dogs even though she doesn't have a lot of free time outside work.

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