Sparkling wine are made in many regions of Italy. The top dog is definitely the Prosecco, the sprawling production of which has now been limited to certain areas in northern Italy by legal regulations. This is available with delicate carbon dioxide as a frizzante (up to 2.5 bar) or as a higher-quality version as a spumante (over 2.5 bar pressure), which then corresponds to a champagne in terms of carbon dioxide content. Vintage bottlings as premium Prosecco are also very popular.
In Italy, however, a large number of other semi-sparkling and sparkling wines of various styles are produced, of which the Spumanti from Franciacorta receive a great deal of national and international attention. They are often referred to as the champagne equivalent from Italy. Try Montedelma foamers and you will understand why.
The Moscato d'Asti from Piedmont is a low-alcohol and fragrant-sweet Frizzante variant, which is also ideal as an invigorating dessert companion. It has just 5.5% alcohol and a stunning scent of muscat grapes. Perfect with fruitcake.
It also lathers in red! To stay in Piedmont: the Brachetto, sparkling wine with a certain residual sweetness, a refreshing dessert wine for the summer. The Lambrusco is unjustly badly reputed. There are wonderful uncomplicated wines here, which are also bottled dry. An ideal accompaniment to high-fat dishes. Very tasty for very little money! Insider tip!