Not all Prosecco is as good as it should be, but the Adami winery produces some of the finest examples of these ubiquitous bubbles. How can we be so sure it’s some of the best? Well, the key to finding great Prosecco is understanding the quality hierarchy. The largest area in terms of production and area is the DOC Prosecco area. Here grapes are grown on flat, fertile land, where diluted grapes are pumped into factories and production is mechanised for the bland, fizzy sweet sparkling wine we see everywhere.

The next step up is DOCG Prosecco Superiore. Made from grapes grown higher up in the hills, it is particularly worth seeking out wines from the villages of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene. Thanks to the poorer soils, higher altitude, greater sun exposure and bigger shifts in temperature between day and night, the Glera grapes (necessary for Prosecco production) are able to ripen for a longer period here, whereby developing more aromatic complexity and higher quality wines.

Better still are the Rive Prosecco. Rive means hill and there are seven specific hills that have been credited with producing the best quality Glera grapes in the entire Prosecco region. Producers that grow grapes for Prosecco on these Rive are permitted to put the name of the Rive on the bottle. Through these special wines, we can really start to understand that Prosecco is a wine that reflects its specific growing site, with nuances and personalities that are exciting to explore.

The Adami winery is a historic producer of DOCG Prosecco Superiore and Prosecco DOCG Rive wines. They produce accomplished examples of delicate and aromatic sparkling wines. They take great care in each of their separate vineyards to allow the grapes to express their terroir. Another exciting style that is worth tasting is their Prosecco Col Fondo. The original Pét-Nat, this naturally sparkling Prosecco undergoes a secondary fermentation in the bottle and has subtle savoury tones to accompany the citrusy freshness.

If you look closely, you’ll find Adami’s Prosecco in Michelin starred restaurants and five-star hotels across the country.

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