‘Real Prosecco can have a longer shelf life than Champagne’, says Sandro Bottega

22nd October, 2018 by Patrick Schmitt

“It is not true that Prosecco has a shelf life of just a few months, the real Prosecco can have a longer shelf life than Champagne’, claims Sandro Bottega, head of Prosecco producer Bottega.

Left to right: Sandro, Barbara and Stefano Bottega

In an interview with the drinks business on Friday last week, Sandro stressed that Prosecco was more age-worthy than Champagne, despite the fact that the Italian fizz is viewed as a short-lived product that is at its best when consumed as soon as possible after bottling.

However, he added that his belief that Prosecco can outlive Champagne was only true for high-quality Prosecco Superiore DOCG, pointing out that there was a wide gulf between inexpensive examples sold in supermarkets and “the….

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One Response to “‘Real Prosecco can have a longer shelf life than Champagne’, says Sandro Bottega”

  1. Thomas E. says:

    “If the Prosecco comes from the highest hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, then it can age for five years in the bottle – even Champagne doesn’t have the same shelf life after disgorgement”
    There are many examples of Champagnes ageing well and even improving with 5 years or more ageing after disgorgement.
    Sad to see such a misbelief about Champagne ageing post-disgorgement, especially from someone within the sparkling wine industry.

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