About Us

Expertise

Prosecco Expert, Amanda has been running Prosecco Tastings and Prosecco Tours for more than seven years. Where there's Prosecco there's a party to be had and Amanda can be found pairing Prosecco Superiore with food at elegant dinners or serving a selection of different Prosecco Superiore with afternoon tea on a steam train
There is no established brand when it comes to Prosecco and supermarkets generally tend to concentrate on selling Prosecco DOC which isn't at the same quality level as Prosecco Superiore DOCG. That is why we've set up www.iloveprosecco.co.uk so Prosecco connoisseurs can enjoy some of our specially selected Prosecco Superiore, not generally available in the UK.

What is Prosecco

Prosecco is an appellation, not a single sparkling wine. This means it comes in different types:
Spumante - a full on sparkly version with a deliciousness of foamy bubbles, generally up to 5 bars of pressure.
Frizzante - a nicely quaffable, semi-sparkling variety, very refreshing, with a maximum of 2.5 bars of pressure.
Tranquillo - a very, very lightly sparkling wine, perfectly elegant with only 1 bar of pressure.

Quality

Prosecco is made with a minimum of 85% of the glera grape. Many of the producers make it with 100% of this delicate grape although they are allowed to combine it with local grapes such as Verdiso, Perera, Bianchetta or Pinot Grigio, Pinot Bianco or Chardonnay as long as these other grapes amount to less than 15%.
The Pyramid of Quality shows the six levels of Prosecco available. Most widely available are the Prosecco DOC varieties, shown on the first three levels of the pyramid.
Where iloveprosecco is different is that we only stock Prosecco Superiore DOCG quality, Rive excellence and above.
Pyramid of quality

Importing

We specialise in importing the finest quality proseccos bringing a depth of flavour, intensity and complexity lacking in the more lower quality wines. This is due mainly to the area where these wines are produced. The finest prosecco is produced on South facing hills, with the benefit of day long sunshine combined with warm air blowing in from the sea and cool air blowing down from the mountains creating acutely different night and day temperatures and above average rainfall. The soil is slightly different between the east and the west of the DOCG region but is generally made up of clay, limestone and marine sandstone. All the grapes are handpicked to maintain the DOCG quality and as the region is based in the hills where mechanisation is unworkable.

The Shop

Now you know more about the exceptional quality of our Prosecco take a look at our shop to find out more about each one, we love Prosecco so if you have any questions please feel free to get in touch.