Premium Prosecco – an oxymoron?

Hills of the Prosecco region in north east Italy

Tim goes in search of superior Prosecco. Arcangelo Piaia took this picture of some of the better sites in this popular region.

I have been a Prosecco sceptic. A decade of rapid sales growth, especially in the number-one market, the UK, has flooded many markets around the world with lightweight, often slightly sweet – but above all, cheap – bubbles from this vast north-east Italian zone. Most of them are from the broad, fertile plains centred on Treviso. Richard’s 2017 description of one of our lowest-scoring wines, ‘Really bland. Such a shame that there is so much of this...