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Champagne VS Prosecco: Differences & Which to Buy
Champagne VS Prosecco: Differences & Which to Buy

The Differences Between Champagne and Prosecco

 

Last updated: 8 November 2022 

 

[The differences between champagne and prosecco lie in the grape varieties.] 

 

Champagne is a diamond necklace around an heiress’ neck. It exudes rich and effortless sophistication, which reflects well on its price tags. This makes champagne less approachable compared to other sparkling wines such as Prosecco, but that’s not to say Prosecco is the cheapest option of alcohol you can find, either. 

However, whenever you do find a low price sparkling wine, there is bound to be doubt about its authenticity, quality, and safety. Well, you will be glad to know that Mr.Chow Liquor Store offers 100% genuine products and affordable prices.

Join Mr.Chow as we explore the champagnes and proseccos in our liquor store - a place with an ample variety of alcohols where you won’t need to worry about receiving fakes or getting ripped off. 

And keep a close watch to know when we stock up on new items! 

 

 

What Separates Champagne and Prosecco from Each Other?

 

Champagne

 

Champagne is a sparkling white wine made from specific grape varieties (pinot noir, pinot Meunier, chardonnay) following a set of rules set by the region of Champagne in France. It can only earn its name if it is produced in the region of Champagne.

This sparkling wine is made by fermenting grape juice twice with yeast and sugar and leaving it to age in a cool cellar for years. Ranging from sweet to very dry, champagne is tinged pale gold to pink and bubbles with flavours of citrus, almond, and apple with an ABV of around 11%-13%.

Champagne has varying sweetness depending on how much sugar is added during the beverage’s second fermentation. You would be able to identify how sweet a bottle is by observing its label. Here’s a quick FYI:

1. Brut nature: no added sugar, bone dry 

2. Extra-brut: 3 and 6 g/litre of residual sugar, dry 

3. Brut: less than 12 g/litre of residual sugar, the most popular type of champagne 

4. Extra-sec: between 12 and 17 g/litre of residual sugar, sweet than brut 

5. Sec: between 17 and 32 g/litre of residual sugar, considerably sweeter than brut 

6. Demi-sec: between 32 and 50 g/litre of residual sugar, pretty sweet 

7. Doux: more than 50 g/litre of residual sugar, the sweetest there is 

 

Prosecco

 

Prosecco is a sparkling wine originating from the Conegliano-Valdobbiadene region in Veneto, Italy.  It is made from primarily Glera white grapes, giving it a fruitier and more floral aroma.

The tank method is most commonly used to produce prosecco, whereby the second fermentation process takes place in a large steel tank which is sealed to prevent CO2 from leaking. This gives the wine its fizz before it is bottled and sealed.

Because prosecco is aged in big tanks, fizz is created under less pressure than it would be in bottles like champagne. Thus, prosecco has lighter, bigger, and more frothy bubbles that dissipate quicker than champagne.

The bigger bubbles in prosecco disperse more buoyant and prominent flavours of green apple, pear, honeydew melon, and light flowers, making the wine sweeter and more aromatic than champagne would be as the fizz in champagne is more compact and holds less flavour.

Prosecco is normally produced in dry, brut style. But because of the nature of the grapes used to make the wine, it is perceived to be sweeter than it actually is. Here’s how you can check Prosecco labels for their sweetness.

1. Brut: 0 to 12 g/litre residual sugar, up to half a gram of sugar per glass 

2.  Dry: between 12 and 17 g/litre residual sugar, just over a half gram of sugar per glass 

3. Dry: 17 - 32 g/litre residual sugar, up to 1 gram of sugar per glass

Catch a breakdown of champagne vs prosecco featuring two of Mr.Chow’s favourite sparkling wines below:

 

Mr.Chow Champagne and Processo infographic

 

 

Sparkling Wines at Attractive Prices in Mr. Chow’s Liquor Store

 

1. Armand de Brignac Ace of Space Gold Brut 

 

 

A bottle of Armand de Brignac Ace of Space Gold Brut 

 

Armand de Brignac Ace of Spades Brut Gold was voted the No.1 out of 1000 Champagne in the world in a blind tasting in 2010 and the No.1 Blanc de Noirs Champagne in the world in 2016.

Easily recognisable from its famous gold pewter bottle, this champagne is complex and simple but also doesn’t lack the freshness and liveliness a bottle of good champagne should have. It’s no wonder Armand de Brignac was rated at 94 points by Wine & Spirits Magazine.

Armand de Brignac Brut Gold is pressed from a harmonious blend of Chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot Meunier wine. With notes of fruits and citrus with accents of toasted brioche, this champagne has a deliciously creamy texture and great depth, concluding with a satisfying silky finish.   

Champagne is usually enjoyed as a toasting wine but can be elevated by pairing it with compatible foods to unfold its complex layers of flavours. For example, dry champagne works amazingly with light seafood and sophisticated small bites such as oysters and blinis.

Despite being seen as a delicate wine, champagne actually pairs very well with rustic food such as fried chicken due to its acidity that cuts through the fat.

The Armand de Brignac Ace of Spades Brut Gold is yours for the taking at only RM1,680 when you visit Mr.Chow's liquor store. 

 

2. Bottega Pink Gold Prosecco Brut 

 

A bottle of Bottega Pink Gold Prosecco Brut 

 

Made from a blend of Glera and pinot noir grapes, Bottega Pink Gold Prosecco is a sparkling prosecco brut that originates from a blend of Glera and pinot noir grapes. The signature metallised pink bottle also makes it unmistakable from any other.

Fresh and slightly sapid, this champagne from Bottega is complex and consists of flavours with distinct floral hints as well as fruity hints of pear and white peach. Savour the spicy finish.

Prosecco can be served as an aperitif (to drink before meals) but it is also excellent as a companion wine to cold seafood dishes such as raw fish tartare and carpaccio, or even mixed fried seafood. 

Prosecco’s natural flavour profile makes it a common palate cleanser for medium-intense dishes and Southeast Asian cuisine such as Thai, Malaysian, and Vietnamese. Just be sure to choose a dry or extra dry prosecco to elevate and fully enjoy your spicy meals.

Limited 750ml bottles left for RM255 at Mr.Chow's liquor store. Make one yours?

Similar product:

Bottega Rose Gold Prosecco Brut

Bottega Gold Prosecco Brut 

 

Pop a Bottle and Taste the Stars

 

Which would you prefer, a bottle of elegant champagne or a sunny prosecco? Mr.Chow's Liquor Store has got both! Head over now to get your own bottle. 

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