Prosecco is a term that is used to refer to specific kind of wine along with the type of grape that is used in making it. The Prosecco grape is chiefly grown around Veneto region in Italy. But it is also grown in other regions like Valdobbiadene and Conegliano in the northern part of Venice, which are also both very good wine regions. It should be noted that unlike other grapes, Prosecco grapes ripen much later.
Prosecco wine is white wine that is generally characterized as crisp, It is also considered sparkling wine. Prosecco grapes are actually used in making another type of wine aside from prosecco. It is used in making spumante, a dry sparkling wine and in frizzante, wines, which are semi sparkling wines.
Two different cocktail concoctions use prosecco wine as a key ingredient. Bellinis are made from a mix of peach juice and the wine. Prosecco, vodka and cranberry juice, on the other hand, are the key ingredients in the making of Poinsettia.
In various parts of Europe, the government itself holds control of the names for specific wines, and other beverages. For instance, true Champagne should only be made from grapes that are grown in France's Champagne region. The same holds true for Prosecco. Based on European law, manufacturers can only use the name "Prosecco" if the wine is made from Prosecco grapes that was cultivated in the Valdobbiadene and Conegliano region in Italy.
It should be noted that Prosecco and Dalmatian Prosecco are two different beverages, with Dalmatian prosecco being made from dried grapes.