Move Over Prosecco: Why Sparkling Wine From This Region Of Italy Is The Best

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by Anna Brech |

It's a staple of summertime drinking, but one expert has laid into "boring, one-dimensional" Prosecco - and instead advocates a very specific type of Italian fizz.

Wine writer Nick Passmore has made a passionate case for Trentodoc, a sparkling wine variety found in the Trentino region of the Dolomites, northern Italy.

He says this type of bubbly, produced from vineyards that thrive in the hazy, mountainous range, is "both distinctive and descriptive" - and far superior to run-of-the-mill Prosecco.

"Are you fed up with the Prosecco obsession? I certainly am," Passmore writes in Forbes.

"If I’m going to drink Italian fizz, it’s going to be good stuff, like Trentodoc, the sparkling wine from the high peaks and steep valleys of the Trentino region."

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Bubbly from the Trentino region of Italy is far superior to Prosecco, according to one wine expert ©Getty

The unique climate of the Dolomites is key to the delights of Trentodoc, according to Passmore.

"The steep, rocky slopes and dramatic day/night temperature fluctuations result in low yields of mineral-infused wines packed with vivacious personality," he writes.

The way the sparkling wine is produced is similar to champagne; a "slow, difficult and expensive process that puts all those tiny, delicate bubbles in the wine".

To try out this sumptuous sparkly, Passmore recommends Rotari Brut Rosé or Borgo dei Posseri T Tananai, which cost between £15-18 a bottle.

It's a little on the pricey side but if it's as good as he describes, it may be worth a whirl.

There's nothing quite like a brilliant bottle of bubbly, after all.

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