Choosing the right glass to savor a good bottle of Prosecco wine isn’t as simple as it seems. So let’s explore together how to make the best choice.
When the Glass Takes the Spotlight
To create a refined atmosphere for stylish events and other occasions, it’s essential to carefully consider the choice of glasses from which to sip Prosecco. These glasses must have a shape that allows the aroma and organoleptic qualities of Prosecco wine to be fully appreciated.
The Flute as a Solution to the Problem?
Although not recommended, among various crystal glasses, it’s a common practice to use a flute for tasting Prosecco. Indeed, the flute is more suitable for sparkling wine due to the shape of its opening, which limits the escape of bubbles. However, the narrow opening of the flute presents a significant drawback: it prevents the aroma of Prosecco from being fully captured by the sense of smell.
The Glass Designed for Prosecco
In the case of Prosecco, the glass must allow the wine’s aromas to be enjoyed while preventing the bubbles from dispersing rapidly once they come into contact with the air. In summary, the right glass must be a kind of hybrid between a flute and a coupe. The solution to this problem comes from the realization of Franco Adami’s idea. Collaborating with the Consortium for the Protection of Prosecco and the Riedel glassware company, he conceived the perfect glass for Prosecco. It is wider than a flute but has a narrower opening than a coupe. The glass is 22.2 cm tall and has a 6 cm wide opening. In the middle, it widens to 7.7 cm.
Glass Chosen, Choose the Prosecco
After understanding which glass is best suited for savoring a good Prosecco, let’s move on to the choice of wine. An ideal Prosecco for this type of glass is represented by an extra dry vintage organic Prosecco. Thanks to its fine and persistent perlage and floral notes of broom and gentian, it is soft, savory, and persistent on the palate, pleasantly lively, and light.