There’s no getting round it – Prosecco has cemented its position in the nation’s heart and Brits now drink more than a third of ALL the Italian fizz produced annually.
We’ve put the major supermarkets to the test to find out which one has the best own-brand offering.
Sainsbury’s Conegliano Prosecco, Taste the Difference, £10.00
Light, refreshing and sharp – in a good way.The driest of the bunch also has the best-rounded flavour.
Tesco Finest, Valdobbiadene Prosecco Docg, ABV 11.5%, £10.00
Dry, light and pleasingly sharp with hints of autumn fruits. Could be bubblier but does the job just nicely.
Waitrose, San Leo Prosecco Brut NV £10.99
Bursting with orchard fruit and citrus flavours, the most expensive wine on our list is one of the best, but misses out on the top spot.
Aldi, Valdobbiadene Prosecco Spumante Docg, £7.99
Light and refreshing with floral nose. Dry, with a subtle flavour this bubbly tastes more expensive than it is. Slightly bland compared with higher placed competitors.
Lidl Prosecco Spumante Conegliano, ABV 11%, 2016, £7.99
A light, almost lemony, and very quaffable bottle of fizziness – lacking the over-sweet palate of some wines, it’s closer to champagne than many other sparkling whites. **No substitute for a decent cava, mind. ★★★
ASDA, Prosecco Extra Dry £6.00
In the over saturated market of cheap prosecco ASDA is offering a drink with light and fruitful tones that neither brake the bank nor embarrass the host.
Co-op Irresistible Prosecco, ABV 11%, £7.99
The sweetest we’ve tasted. Full of flavour but on the sickly side we’re reminded of Perry.
There’s not a lot between the top three, both Tesco and Waitrose giving creditable showings. It’s the Sainsbury’s wine that impressed us the most though. One thing is for sure – this has been the most enjoyable of all our taste tests.