Taste test: which supermarket Prosecco is the best?

Taste test: which supermarket Prosecco is the best?
Taste test: which supermarket Prosecco is the best?

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.
★★

Verdict

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.

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