La Marca Prosecco is one of the world’s most popular bottles of bubbly, and it isn’t hard to see why. This bottle of the result of a lot of effort across the region of Treviso. Treviso is a commune in the Northern Italian region of Veneto.
Prosecco was originally the name of the primary grape produced in the Prosecco region in Northern Italy.
In 2009, the name of the grape was changed to Glera to prevent the use of the term “Prosecco” on non-native bottles of bubbly.
La Marca Prosecco Review
La Marca today is the product of 9 separate cooperative wineries. They source juice from 17,000 hectares, with the help of around 5,000 wine growers producing the crops.
The company itself takes its name from its place of origin, La Marca Trevigiana, or ”The March of Treviso.”
La Marca Prosecco is a bright golden color in the glass. When poured into a flute, the bubbles are large and plentiful in the glass.
That said, while it may not be what people typically think when they think bubbles, I recommend a traditional wine glass for this bottle.
When poured into a traditional glass. It may take a bit away from the appearance of the bubbles a bit due to the wider bowl, but it will enhance the smell. Speaking of which.
This is a highly aromatic bottle of bubbles. Scents of fresh green apple, bright lemon candy, and melons fill the nose.
It is incredibly fresh and fruity, and the smell will almost immediately transport you to your happy place. The nose is simple but plentiful and does exactly what you want it to.
La Marca Prosecco is a universal crowd-pleaser on the palate. Slightly overripe apples and lemon bars are the first things that come to mind upon the first sip.
After this, you get notes of honeydew and cream. It comes across as an extra dry style, with just enough residual sugar to keep it fresh and fruity without being a sugar bomb.
The bubbles are plentiful and act as an excellent palate cleanser. All of this together makes this an especially food-friendly bottle of bubbly.
What Does la Marca Prosecco Pair With?
This bottle pairs particularly well with earthy cheeses, such as brie and fontina.
It also does well with saltier aged cheeses, thanks to the fruitiness and the fine bubbles, which act as a great palate cleanser. Think asiago, parmesan, and Manchego.
I also thoroughly enjoy this bottle with pizza and any pasta with red sauce. Just keep in mind that anything too hearty or meaty may overpower the subtle flavor in this bottle of bubbles.
Stick to cheese and Margherita pizzas and pasta such as Bolognese.
Finally, for something a bit more casual, Proseccos such as this are great for snacking!
Bust this bottle out the next time you’re hanging out and having potato chips or with popcorn and your newest binge-worthy television show!
What Wines Are Similar to la Marca Prosecco?
Sticking with Prosecco in the same style, I am a big fan of La Vostra. It is sourced from the same region as La Marca, and I would wager that the packaging similarity is not coincidental, given the similarities.
You could also explore La Marca’s other offerings. They have a D.O.C.G. reserve label deemed Luminore and a Prosecco Rosé.
Prosecco Rosé is a relatively new style of bubbles introduced only a few years ago, and their offering features a good dose of Pinot Noir along with the signature grape Glera!
Overall, I would say this is a perfect entry-level Prosecco. It does great all by itself, pairs well with a wide variety of foods, and is perfect for mixed drinks.
This is one of my personal go-to options for mimosas and French 75s!