The prosecco grape has reigned supreme for centuries in its heartland, north west of Treviso in the Veneto region, and the roots of the wine in its current form lie in one of those happy accidents of nature. A simple, dry white wine – bottled without too much thought – was laid down in the cellar, where, in due course a few residual yeast cells triggered a secondary fermentation. A regional favorite was born. Elegantly presented in a shapely blue-green bottle, the wine is pale gold in color with a refreshing bouquet, redolent of Alpine pastures. Best served lightly chilled as an aperitif, it is especially good with savory nibbles and green olives.