Variety: Glera & Pinot Nero
Region: Prosecco – Italy
Cost: $13 (SRP)
Winemaker’s Notes: Fine and persistent perlage, elegant rose’ color. Intense flavor of small red fruits such as wild strawberry and delicate hints of citrus and acacia flowers. Very fresh with its strong attack and the aftertaste lingers on memories of berries and flowers. Perfect for a typical summer toaste. Must try paired with shrimps en papillote or with barley, tofu salad.
My Review: After a week sitting on a beach in Curacao sipping on tropical drinks, my wife and I were both ready for wine and a salad. So when we got home the first thing we did was pop open the 2022 Corvezzo Prosecco DOC Rose’ and make a kale chicken caesar salad.
In the glass the wine was a light salmon color skewing towards the orangish range of rose’ color. On the nose I got aromas of berries, lemon, and a touch of yeast. On the palate the wine was tart and crisp, and I got flavors of gooseberry, underripe strawberries, and a bit of pithiness.
By itself the wine was good and tart, but a funny thing happened when we paired it with the salad–the homemade dressing using mayo, lemon juice, garlic, and anchovy paste had the weird side effect of causing the wine to read a little sweet with the food.
Now, to be perfectly clear, this is a dry Prosecco. By itself I didn’t get any of those sweet notes, but the much more acidic dressing sorta washed out the citrus notes of the wine and just pulled out the fruit notes, which ended up reading sweet to me. My advice? Don’t pair this with anything too acidic.
That being said, for $13 I like this as an afternoon sipper with a cheese and charcuterie board. Some mild goat cheese or bleu cheese would be a nice counter to the racy, tart notes of the wine. Just avoid anything too acidic.
Disclosure: I received this wine as a free sample for review.