Fine bubbles release aromas of herbs, toast and soft citrus fruits. The palate is not too dry (despite its name) with fresh fruit salad, a little minerality and a zesty, dry finish. A higher quality sparkling wine than you would expect for the price.
Made from the Prosecco grape variety from which this fizz takes its name, Prosecco was, up until the 1960's a sweet sparkling wine. More recently, advances in wine-making techniques and a big clean-up of the industry, with the introduction of stainless steel vats for fermenting wines, have resulted in a huge improvement in the quality of Prosecco. Its growing popularity means that today more than 150 bottles are produced each year.
Unlike Champagne, where the second fermentation occurs in the bottle, the second fermentation is done in stainless steel vats making it less expensive to produce. The exception to this are the Prosecco Valdobbiadene DOCG's which are made in the same way as champagne (and are therefore more expensive).
Chilled down, Botter Prosseco is an excellent all-round fizz. Keep a bottle in the fridge - it can be served as an alternative to champagne (hence it is widely used at weddings and other events). It also works well with lightly spiced food.