What Is The Difference Between Cava & Prosecco?
There are actually six main differences between these two sparkling wine varieties!
• From Spain in the Penedès region in Catalonia
• Made using a blend of Macabeo, Parellada, and Xarel-lo grapes
• Produced using the traditional method (like Champagne!) which involves a secondary fermentation in the bottle
• A dry, crisp, and citrusy flavour profile with notes of green apple and sometimes a slight nuttiness
• Less carbonated than Prosecco, softer and more delicate on the palate
• A super affordable sparkling wine, usually under £10 per bottle
• From Italy, North of Venice
• Made with Glera grapes
• Produced using the Charmat method which involves a secondary fermentation in stainless steel tanks
• Flavour profile of pear, apple, and sometimes peach or apricot.
• Usually £7-£15 per bottle
• Usually with large bubbles that can be more intense on the palate
Did you know the difference between Cava & Prosecco? You do now!
Which do you prefer?
Why is Cava so affordable?
Cava is often less expensive than Prosecco, although this can depend on the specific brands and quality levels. Cava is typically produced using the traditional method, which can be more time-consuming and expensive than the Charmat method used to produce Prosecco. However, Cava is primarily produced in Spain, where the cost of production and labour tends to be lower than in Italy.
When it comes to pricing, many factors can affect the cost of both Cava and Prosecco, including the quality level, the brand or producer, and the region where the wine is produced.
Cava can be produced in a range of styles from dry to sweet and can even be white, rosé or red! But like Prosecco, Cava is most commonly found in dry styles of white or rosé.
Generally, Cava and Prosecco can offer good value for the price, with many options available at affordable price points from as low as £5.00 per bottle.
That being said, there are also premium Cava and Prosecco of course. These wines may be produced using higher quality grapes, ageing periods, or come from specific vineyards that command a higher price point.
Overall, the price of Cava and Prosecco (like most wines) can vary widely depending on a variety of factors, and it is always a good idea to taste a few different options to find the one that best suits your taste preferences and budget.