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Top 10 Best Proseccos in the UK 2020

Whether it's an all-out wedding party, a corporate event or a round of mimosa or Aperol cocktails with friends, prosecco is an extremely favourable choice. The sparkling, subtle flavours and ability to be paired with everything from fruit to canapes or gourmet meals means Northern Italy's finest bubbly is always a crowd-pleaser – even when you don't know the drink preferences of your guests! 


In Britain we're the biggest consumers of prosecco, drinking a third of all bottles of made – pretty impressive! But with its popularity only on the rise, you'll want to ensure you grab the best possible fizz for your budget, be it a cheaper deal under £15 or a good price for a high-end Brut. Be sure to follow our buying guide for tips on regions, flavours and signs of quality, as well as our ranking of the 10 best buys from Amazon, John Lewis, and online supermarkets Tesco and Asda to make sure your choice is absolutely tip-top!

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How to Choose a Prosecco in the UK - Buying Guide

Although considered a lighthearted party drink, choosing a good prosecco should be treated in a similar way to choosing any wine. Each brand can vary greatly when it comes to tasting notes, flavours, and the overall quality of fizz, so read on for the lowdown on picking that perfect prosecco!

Choose DOC or DOCG to Ensure Your Prosecco Is the Real Deal

Choose DOC or DOCG to Ensure Your Prosecco Is the Real Deal

You may have noticed the letters DOC or DOCG on Italian wine labels, but perhaps you've never known what they mean! Well, these acronyms stand for Denominazione d’Origine Controllata (DOC, designation of controlled origin) and Denominazione d’Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG, designation of controlled origin and guaranteed), and they are both certifications that represent legal-quality categories of prosecco. 


There are some differences, though. DOC, which covers the nine provinces in the Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia area, is considered the lower and more commonplace category, whereas DOCG proseccos are made more stringently. The most refined and characterful wines come from the Asolo Prosecco DOCG and the Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG, so make a note of these if you're after the best of the best. 


If the designation names are a little too much to take in, just remember that prosecco DOC is light and quaffable, whilst DOCG's are a cut above. But looking for either certification means you will be getting a delightful drink! 

Decide Which Type of Fizz You'd Prefer: Brut, Sweet or Dry

Decide Which Type of Fizz You'd Prefer: Brut, Sweet or Dry

When it comes to sweetness, prosecco DOC has four levels (starting with the driest option): Brut, Extra Dry, Dry and Demi-Sec. Superiore DOCG, meanwhile, is available in the first three options, but can also be Extra Brut – although the only prosecco region allowed to use this term is Prosecco Asolo DOCG. 


Similarly to wine, how sweet or dry you decide to go is down to personal preference, but there are some differences which can influence your choice. For example, whilst most proseccos tend to be made in a dry, Brut style, the grape variety used (Glera) is full of fruity flavours such as honeydew, pear and apple, which can make even drier varieties seem a lot sweeter than they actually are! 


Brut happens to be the most popular sweetness level of prosecco sold today, so is a good pick if you're unsure which to plump for. An Extra Dry prosecco can also offer a gorgeous balance between acidity and sweetness, and is naturally lower in sugar, should you be watching your intake. 

Look to Certain Regions to Determine Quality, or a Trusted Status Such as Prosecco Superiore

Producers will showcase a well-made bottle by labelling it as Prosecco Superiore, so opt for these to ensure a good quality product. 


Alternatively, you can look for proseccos from particular regions where the top DOC and DOCG proseccos are produced, such as the Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia vineyards, or those from Conegliano and Valdobbiadene. 


We haven't included one on our list due to affordability, but if you really want to splash out you could hunt down a Cartizze, which is made with grapes from the region of the same name and considered the Grand Cru or Rolls Royce of the prosecco world! 

Consider Your Favourite Tasting Notes and Aromas, Whether Apple and Citrus or Peach and Floral Flavours

Consider Your Favourite Tasting Notes and Aromas, Whether Apple and Citrus or Peach and Floral Flavours

One thing's for sure with prosecco: it's always light and refreshing, so it's a very accessible drink even for wine novices. However, within its own delightfully predictable genre, it can still vary in terms of tasting notes, flavours and aromas, that can be chosen as you prefer.


A well-known flavour that has earned prosecco its popularity is an apple and citrus blend, which offers a sweet aroma in contrast with a crisp dryness. Other crowd pleasing tasting notes include those with hints of red fruit, or honeydew, melon and peach, which are simply delightful in a well-chilled bottle of fizz. 


There are also more complex aromas to be found if you're a wine lover, such as pear, elderflower blossom and even those with a certain woodiness. However, our overall favourites are proseccos that are described as having a creaminess, or even a cakiness, in contrast with their acidity. You can always try out a few to be sure! 

Top 10 Best Proseccos in the UK

Now we've got you in the mood for a tipple, it's time to reveal our top 10 prosecco picks to get you through January! There's something for everyone in the list, from organic and DOCG choices to beautifully presented bottles perfect for any occasion.

10
CertificationDOC
Level of SweetnessBrut
Region of ProductionMilan
Tasting NotesGreen apples, floral
9

MaschioCadoro Prosecco Spumante

£9.00

Certification-
Level of Sweetness-
Region of ProductionVeneto
Tasting NotesGreen apple, pear, floral notes
8

SoffioProsecco Spumante

£9.00

CertificationDOC
Level of SweetnessExtra dry
Region of ProductionVeneto
Tasting NotesApple, pear, white peach
7
CertificationDOC
Level of SweetnessBrut
Region of ProductionTreviso
Tasting NotesGolden Delicious apple, honey, liquorice, acacia blossom
6

DinoProsecco DOC

£7.50

CertificationDOC
Level of SweetnessBrut
Region of ProductionVeneto
Tasting NotesGreen apple, pear, lemon
5
CertificationDOC
Level of SweetnessExtra dry
Region of ProductionVeneto
Tasting NotesCitrus, apple, flowers
4

La MarcaProsecco Bottle DOC

£11.00

CertificationDOC
Level of SweetnessExtra dry
Region of ProductionVeneto
Tasting NotesGolden apple, white peach, honeysuckle, citrus, grapefruit
3

BottegaGold Non Vintage Prosecco

£19.49

CertificationDOC
Level of SweetnessDry
Region of ProductionVerona
Tasting NotesApple, citrus, white blossom
2
CertificationDOC
Level of SweetnessExtra dry
Region of ProductionVeneto
Tasting NotesPear, apple, white flowers, cream
1

Raphael Dal Bo Prosecco Superiore, 75cl

£11.00

CertificationDOCG
Level of SweetnessExtra dry
Region of ProductionVeneto
Tasting NotesApple, peach blossom, cream

Compare the Best Proseccos

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1
Raphael Dal Bo  Prosecco Superiore, 75cl 1

Raphael Dal Bo

2
Alberto Nani Organic Prosecco 1

Alberto Nani

3
Bottega Gold Non Vintage Prosecco 1

Bottega

4
La Marca Prosecco Bottle DOC 1

La Marca

5
Freixenet Prosecco DOC 1

Freixenet

6
Dino Prosecco DOC 1

Dino

7
Mionetto Prosecco DOC Treviso  1

Mionetto

8
Soffio Prosecco Spumante  1

Soffio

9
Maschio Cadoro Prosecco Spumante  1

Maschio

10
Canti Prosecco Spumante  1

Canti

Name

Prosecco Superiore, 75cl

Organic Prosecco

Gold Non Vintage Prosecco

Prosecco Bottle DOC

Prosecco DOC

Prosecco DOC

Prosecco DOC Treviso

Prosecco Spumante

Cadoro Prosecco Spumante

Prosecco Spumante

Features

A Superior Quality Prosecco Made From 100% Glera Grapes

An Award-Winning Organic Prosecco

A Luxurious and Glitzy Fizz for a Special Occasion

An Easy to Drink Option From a 40 Year Old Winegrowing Cooperative

A Clean Prosecco Presented in a Fabulous Cut Glass Bottle

A Vibrant, Fruity Fizz With a Hint of Lemon

A Wine for Any Occasion From a Prestigious Producer

An Extra Dry Fizz From the Picturesque DOC Prosecco Area

A Low-Alcohol Option for Those With a Penchant for Sweet Wines

A Delightfully Refined Aperitif

Price£11.00£9.00£19.49£11.00£9.00£7.50£10.00£9.00£9.00£7.00
CertificationDOCGDOCDOCDOCDOCDOCDOCDOC-DOC
Level of SweetnessExtra dryExtra dryDryExtra dryExtra dryBrutBrutExtra dry-Brut
Region of ProductionVenetoVenetoVeronaVenetoVenetoVenetoTrevisoVenetoVenetoMilan
Tasting NotesApple, peach blossom, creamPear, apple, white flowers, creamApple, citrus, white blossomGolden apple, white peach, honeysuckle, citrus, grapefruitCitrus, apple, flowersGreen apple, pear, lemonGolden Delicious apple, honey, liquorice, acacia blossomApple, pear, white peachGreen apple, pear, floral notesGreen apples, floral
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Looking for More Options For Luxurious Winter Tipples?

Looking for More Options For Luxurious Winter Tipples?

If, like us, you intend to carry on the good times until the weather starts to warm up, you'll love our related product guides. From warming whiskeys to rich red wines, you're sure to find the one to keep you feeling merry!

Summary

We're hoping our buying guide and recommendations have got you fizzing with ideas for your next soirée and beyond. Be sure to pop your cork for some of Italy's finest sparklers, whether that's in a glass of bubbly, your favourite cocktail or a traditional spritz!

Author: Melanie McPhail

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