Varietal: 100% Glera
Region: Veneto – Italy
Cost: $13 (SRP)
Winemaker’s Notes: Color: Light straw yellow with a lively froth. Bouquet: White peach and orange blossoms. Taste: Fruit forward, with peach and almond flavors. Food Pairing: As an aperitif or as an ideal match with fish, fresh fruit and pastries. Serve chilled at 42-56˚F.
My Review: Well, this is long overdue. I don’t know that it’s ever taken me this long to get around to opening a bottle of bubbles in my house – we’re big fans of it here. But, for some reason or another, this bottle has been sitting in my small wine cooler just waiting to be opened and poured into a glass. This weekend, I got around to obliging it.
In the glass the wine was a light yellow color, and on the nose I picked up mostly white peach. In the mouth the wine showed the same peach as on the nose, with medium sized bubbles. While this wine certainly falls into the category of Brut, it’s on the sweeter end of that spectrum, and, to be honest, a bit too sweet for my particular preferences.
That being said, my wife and I paired this with a variety of pseudo-fried appetizers for lunch this weekend while working on various projects in our house, and the hint of sweetness on the wine was a good counter to the jalapeno poppers, so pairing this with something spicy like Thai food or various Asian dishes is probably a good bet if you’re not that interested in sweeter wines or are just looking for some good balance.
I have to admit that this isn’t my favorite Prosecco, which is a shame since my wife and I do enjoy Prosecco, but if you’re in the market for a slightly off-dry sparkling wine, the price point isn’t bad – just don’t be expecting a bone dry sparkling wine.
Editor’s Note: I received this wine as a free sample for review.