10 Best Prosecco Brands, According to Experts

Including the best for mimosas, spritz and more!

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Updated on December 06, 2023
By: Sarah Tracey and John DeBary
Filled champange flutes ready to drink, no people


Filled champange flutes ready to drink, no people

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Our Top Prosecco Picks

Prosecco is one of the most popular sparkling wines today and has been around since the 16th century. It's also known throughout the world as Italy's best-selling sparkler. But with 600 million bottles produced annually, it can be hard to know which is the best bottle for you. To help you find your pick, we rounded up the best bottles for every occasion, according to a sommelier and a spirits expert.

What to Know Before Buying Prosecco

Prosecco is a sparkling wine made in Italy's Veneto and Friuli Venezia-Giulia regions. The production area is a large zone made up of nine different provinces — and all of the grapes going into Prosecco wine must be sourced from that area. The region gets its name from the village of Prosecco.

The grape primarily used for Prosecco is called Glera, but 15 percent of the finished wine can be made up of other grape varieties, most notably Pinot Noir, which is used to make the newly designated Prosecco Rosé.

When picking a Prosecco, one of the most important things to know is that there are different styles to choose from. The two most commonly found in the United States are Brut and Extra Dry. Extra Dry is actually the sweeter of the two, tasting more rich, opulent and ripe. Brut style, which does have less sugar, will taste more crisp and lean. Both are wonderful, depending on your palate, mood and occasion.

Prosecco vs. Sparkling Wine

What Prosecco has in common with other sparkling wines is that it undergoes two fermentations. The first ferment turns grape juice into a still wine, and the second is done inside a closed container. Since one byproduct of fermentation is carbon dioxide, this gets trapped inside the wine during the second fermentation rather than escaping into the atmosphere, creating bubbles. In Prosecco production, this secondary fermentation is done inside large tanks, after which the wine is bottled under pressure to keep the bubbles intact. For the wine geeks out there, this is called the Charmat method.


An excellent value, this sparkler has generous notes of yeast and brioche that give way to zesty citrus notes and subtle floral aromas. This wine also features excellent bubble texture, allowing it to hold its own as a straight sipper, as a companion to light fare and even in your favorite sparkling wine cocktails like the Aperol Spritz or French 75.

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Rosé lovers worldwide rejoiced when Prosecco Rosé was officially launched in 2020. There are a few additional rules that producers have to follow for Prosecco Rosé: they must contain 10-15% Pinot Noir in the blend, and they will have a vintage year labeled ‘Millesimato’ — 80% of the grapes have to be harvested within that year.

If you want to taste a classic Prosecco Rosé, Ruffino is lovely. It has notes of some floral aromas — think, rose petals — and fresh strawberries on the palate.

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One of the reasons for Prosecco’s rise in popularity is the fact that, as a category, it’s all pretty affordable. But, when I find a good bottle for less than $10, that’s a true cause for celebration. Belletti Prosecco is exclusively available at ALDI (and sold via Instacart). The grocery chain can secure some excellent wines and offer them for incredible prices. I don’t think there’s a better deal on Prosecco to be found, so stock up on this.


Caposaldo Prosecco is a light, smooth, easy-drinking sip, and it is in the less-sweet Brut style, which many experts prefer to use in cocktails and punches. Especially since orange juice (or peach puree if you’re making a bellini) has a natural sweetness, combining it with a wine on the drier side will create a balanced drink that’s not cloying.


The Cinzano family has been making Prosecco for 260 years, and they also make vermouth, one of the key ingredients in the currently trending Negroni Spagliato. Cinzano’s parent company is the producer of Campari and Aperol, the two predominant liqueurs used for spritzes, so adding this bubbly option is a natural fit.

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For a party, why not try mini bottles? They’re adorable and also great as favors for guests to take home. Mionetto is an iconic Prosecco brand, and their single-serve bottles come in both Brut and rosé styles. A super fun option is to serve each mini bottle with a straw for easy sipping (and less glassware to wash after your soiree!).

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For celebrations, take the toast over-the-top with one of the most festive bottle options: Bottega Gold. Served from a bright, sparkly, laminated gold bottle, nothing says ‘cheers’ like a pour of this luxe wine.

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Prosecco Superiore is a category that represents the highest quality Prosecco, limited to a small growing area that’s considered to be the best in the region. Rather than simply delivering on freshness, fizz and fun, Prosecco Superiore wines have more complexity and show more nuance of the terroir. Cartizze (car-TEET-say) is a tiny hilly area considered the most prestigious place for Prosecco grapes to grow. This bottle is intense, rich and totally worth the splurge.

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This is a great one for all the natural wine nerds in your life. “Col Fondo” refers to a style of Prosecco that is fermented in the bottle, giving it a gentle fizz and a slightly cloudy appearance. This means that there will be a slight amount of sediment, which depending on how much of a problem that is for you can either be separated by decanting or allowed to remain in your glass.


Prosecco is traditionally served before the meal for aperitivo to open up the appetite. However, more and more wine lovers have been enjoying it all through the evening with each course. Villa Sandi Prosecco Superiore has enough depth and acidity to pair well with a range of versatile dishes, from the antipasto to the pasta and even the main entrees – try it with fish!

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