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10 Best Prosecco Options for Aperol Spritz Cocktail (2023)

Best Prosecco for Aperol Spritz

Last Updated on November 5, 2023 by Lydia Martin

If you’re a fan of the iconic Aperol Spritz, you already know that the quality of your prosecco can make or break this classic refreshing cocktail.

The right prosecco elevates your Aperol Spritz from ordinary to extraordinary, enhancing every sip with its lively bubbles, delicate aromas, and balanced sweetness.

After meticulous prosecco tastings and a series of cocktail experiments, I can confidently say that investing in the best prosecco for Aperol Spritz is worth every penny.

Top 10 Proseccos For Aperol Spritz

1. Sommariva Prosecco Superiore Brut

Sommariva Prosecco Superiore Brut

Average Price: Roughly $17.99 (Wine.com)

Alcohol Content: 11.5% ABV

Nose: Pears, apples, almonds, floral hints, and delicate sweetness

Palate: Green apples, juicy pears, citrus zest, ripe peaches, and subtle almonds

Star Rating: ★★★★★

Why We Like It: Sommariva Prosecco transforms Aperol Spritz into a masterpiece. Its aromatic symphony and crispness harmonize elegantly with Aperol’s bitterness, creating an extraordinary balance.

“Elevate Aperol’s zest with Sommariva’s bubbles; joy in every sip.”- Liquor Laboratory

The sparkling wine undergoes secondary fermentation [1]. It has an interplay of pear and almond notes that adds a layer of sophistication, subtle sweetness, and a tasty palate, enriching each sip with refined complexity.

Read: Prosecco vs Moscato

2. Bisol Crede Prosecco

Person Holding Bisol Crede Prosecco

Average Price: Roughly $23.99 (Total Wine)

Alcohol Content: 11.5% ABV

Nose: Meadow flowers transition to a bouquet of delicious fruit

Palate: Perfumed pear and apple, rich, precise flavor, and harmonious impression

Star Rating: ★★★★☆

Why We Like It: Bisol Crede Prosecco’s floral elegance and perfumed fruitiness give the mixed drink a refreshing taste and delicate bubbles.

The sparkling wine has well-balanced flavors that meld seamlessly with Aperol’s profile, creating a symphony of taste.

Unlike other Italian sparkling wines, Bisol Crede has minimal residual sugar and perfectly balanced tasting notes you can drink as an aperitif.

3. Cinzano Prosecco

Bottle of Cinzano Prosecco

Average Price: Roughly $13.99 (Drizly)

Alcohol Content: 11% ABV

Nose: Fruity, floral, herbaceous, yellow apples, gardenia petals, and pear notes

Palate: Bloomy, herbaceous, gentle, green apple, pear, and fine perlage

Star Rating: ★★★★☆

Why We Like It: A delicious bottle of Cinzano Prosecco wine can elevate a good Aperol Spritz [2] marvelously.

The sparkling wine has a fruity and floral nose that seamlessly blends, creating a harmonious dance of flavors.

This Prosecco’s sparkling character embodies the spirit of celebration, turning every Aperol Spritz into a toast to life’s cherished moments.

After a series of experiments with sparkling wines, Cinzano gives out the best bubbles and fizz in the mixed drink.

4. La Vostra Prosecco

Couple Drinking La Vostra Prosecco

Average Price: Roughly $12.99 (Total Wine)

Alcohol Content: 11% ABV

Nose: Fragrant blossoms, hints of citrus, orange, orchard fruits, and subtle herbs

Palate: Crisp apple, refreshing citrus, delicate peach, subtle herbal undertones

Star Rating: ★★★★☆

Why We Like It: La Vostra Prosecco is a sparkling wine with an aromatic complexity that heightens Aperol Spritzes.

Its blossomy notes seamlessly meld with Aperol’s bitterness, crafting a captivating contrast. The marriage of crisp apple and citrus with delicate peach mirrors the cocktail’s harmony.

Moreover, the subtle herbal undertones blend great, and the right amount of sweetness will make you want another wine glass.

Read: Campari vs Aperol

5. Avissi Prosecco

Avissi Prosecco Bottle with Glass and a Flower Vase

Average Price: Roughly $14.99 (Drizly)

Alcohol Content: 11% ABV

Nose: Heady florals, luscious fruit, inviting and vibrant aromas

Palate: Crisp, soft bubbles; balanced floral and fruity essence

Star Rating: ★★★★☆

Why We Like It: Avissi Prosecco wine has a harmonious blend of florals and fruit seamlessly integrates with the cocktail’s profile.

The inviting, vibrant aromas enhance the experience, setting the stage for a sensory journey.

The crispness and soft bubbles create a delightful contrast, while the sweet-floral-fruity balance mirrors Aperol’s bittersweet charm.

6. Scarpetta Prosecco

Bottle and a Glass of Scarpetta Prosecco

Average Price: Roughly $16.99 (Drizly)

Alcohol Content: 12% ABV

Nose: Juicy melon, white flowers, subtle hazelnut essence

Palate: Light, dry, vibrant; green apple and honeydew melon

Star Rating: ★★★☆☆

Why We Like It: Scarpetta Prosecco is a sparkling wine with rich melon and floral aromas that gracefully intertwine with Aperol’s character, enhancing the cocktail’s appeal.

The light, off-dry palate aligns with the quintessential aperitivo spirit, while the green apple and melon notes create a symphony of flavors.

I’ve witnessed the ability of sparkling wine to turn an ordinary mixed drink into a thirst-quenching beverage.

7. Mionetto Prosecco Brut

Bottle of Mionetto Prosecco Brut

Average Price: Roughly $15.99 (Drizly)

Alcohol Content: 11% ABV

Nose: Golden apples, honey, white peach allure, and orange

Palate: Fresh acidity, yellow apple, lively, clean, dry finish

Star Rating: ★★★☆☆

Why We Like It: Mionetto Prosecco Brut has inviting aromas, especially golden apples, and honey, which elegantly enhance Aperol’s profile.

The well-balanced acidity melds seamlessly with a splash of soda water, resulting in a lively, sweet, and refreshing sensation that complements the cocktail’s essence.

The clean, dry finish ensures each sip is satisfying and memorable.

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8. Ruffino Prosecco

Waiter Holding Tray with Bottle of Ruffino Prosecco

Average Price: Roughly $15.99 (Drizly)

Alcohol Content: 11% ABV

Nose: Bursting fruit notes: apples, sweet pears, citrus, hints of wisteria

Palate: Crisp, delicate, fine bubbles; intense apple and peach flavors

Star Rating: ★★★☆☆

Why We Like It: Ruffino Prosecco wine has subtle notes of sweet apples and citrus, which blend seamlessly with Aperol’s essence.

The delicate bubbles enhance the cocktail’s enthusiasm, while the intense apple and peach flavors create a symphony of taste.

My firsthand encounter with the wine from Veneto, Italy, reveals that Ruffino Prosecco can be a stand-alone liquor with excellent food pairings.

This Prosecco’s lingering fruit and floral notes contribute to a satisfying finish.

9. Riondo Prosecco

Woman Holding Bottle of Riondo Prosecco

Average Price: Roughly $14.69 (Drizly)

Alcohol Content: 11% ABV

Nose: Delicious apple, pear, and acacia blossom aromas.

Palate: Delicate, fruity, persistent effervescence, clean finish

Star Rating: ★★★☆☆

Why We Like It: Riondo Prosecco from Veneto Region has a notable golden delicious apple and pear that blends harmoniously with Aperol’s profile.

The delicate, persistent effervescence elevates the cocktail’s liveliness, while the clean finish complements its character.

I’ve experienced firsthand how this Prosecco’s authenticity and versatility add a touch of Italian elegance to the mixed drink.

Whether enjoyed in a glass with ice or as part of a mixed alcoholic beverage with food pairings, Riondo Prosecco wine embodies Italy’s easy-living spirit, turning moments into heartfelt celebrations.

10. Zardetto Prosecco Brut

Man Holding Bottle of Zardetto Prosecco Brut

Average Price: Roughly $14.99 (Drizly)

Alcohol Content: % ABV

Nose: White flowers, apricot, lemon zest, fresh, floral, fruity.

Palate: Fresh, sapid, pleasantly acidic; citrus, green apple notes

Star Rating: ★★★☆☆

Why We Like It: Zardetto Prosecco Brut has aromatic complexity, including the floral and fruity notes, which seamlessly intertwine with Aperol’s character.

The fresh, sapid palate with citrus and green apple enhances the cocktail’s zest. The elegant bubbles and refreshing essence elevate the overall experience, making it a standout choice.

“No amount of physical contact could match the healing powers of a well-made cocktail.” — David Sedaris, American Humorist

I’ve found that Zardetto Prosecco adds a touch of sophistication, transforming cocktails into memorable indulgences worth savoring with food pairings [3].

*Note: Average prices are based on Drizly and the official product websites. The star rating was determined based on a blind test, with 1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest. Each bottle was evaluated on its overall quality, flavor profile, complexity, smoothness, and overall enjoyment when mixed with Aperol Spritz.

FAQs 

Is dry Prosecco good for Aperol Spritz?

Yes, a bottle of dry Prosecco is an excellent choice for Aperol Spritzes. Prosecco’s dryness complements Aperol’s slightly bitter and citrusy flavors, creating a harmonious balance in the cocktail.

Is Brut better than Prosecco in Aperol Spritz?

Yes, a bottle of Brut Prosecco in an Aperol Spritz is often considered a better choice. With its dry and crisp profile like white wine, Brut Prosecco harmonizes beautifully with Aperol’s bittersweet flavors and food pairings.

Final Thoughts 

Prosecco plays a pivotal role in crafting the classic Aperol Spritz [4]. From the elegant floral notes to the crisp, lively effervescence, each recommended Prosecco elevates the cocktail to a symphony of flavors.

Whether it’s the interplay of fruitiness, the touch of sweetness, or the harmonious dryness, these Proseccos infuse the Aperol Spritz with a refined charm.

The crown jewel among Proseccos for Aperol Spritz is the Sommariva Prosecco Superiore Brut.

Its enchanting fusion of fruity elegance and delicate dryness achieves unparalleled harmony with Aperol’s complexity.

References:

  1. https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/champagne-sparkling-wine/differences-between-champagne-prosecco-and-cava
  2. https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/a36756262/aperol-spritz-recipe/
  3. https://greatist.com/eat/recipe/aperol-spritz-crash-course
  4. https://www.forbes.com/sites/emilysiegel/2016/10/21/prosecco-comeback/

 

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