2020 Covezzo Prosecco DOC Treviso Extra Dry

Image of a bottle of 2020 Corvezzo Prosecco

Varieties: 85% Glera; 15% DOC admitted grapes
Region: Prosecco – Italy
Cost: $13 (SRP)

Winemaker’s Notes: A very bright Prosecco with a silky and fine perlage. Intense nose of pear and green apple, with fine nuances of acacia flowers. It has a really good acidity with an excellent balance and persistence. Pair with vegan appetizers or refined fish dishes.

My Review: I like Prosecco–it’s a great sparkling wine that’s perfect for when you want to celebrate, make a cocktail, pair it with food, or just enjoy a glass of sparkling without all of the pretension that often accompanies Champagne.

The first thing I noticed about the Corvezzo line of sparkling wines was the bottle shape. They’ve eschewed the traditional bottle shape in favor of one that reminds me of Chianti bottles wrapped in twine and served at any number of chain Italian restaurants. I don’t hate it (full disclosure: I met my wife when we both worked at a chain Italian restaurant, so they always have a soft spot in my heart if not my palate).

The 2020 Corvezzo Prosecco was a light golden color in the glass, with just a tinge of green. Visually, the bubbles were what I would call “medium.” I got aromas of peaches, lemon zest, and lemon curd.

On the palate the bubbles were indeed medium sized. The wine was crisp, with flavors of lemon and lime, with hints of apple and a touch of yeast (though nothing compared to what I would expect from a Champagne or other French sparkling).

My wife and I paired the wine with Cacio e Pepe and I thought the crisp notes of citrus were a nice balance to the spicy pepper notes of the pasta (we toss ours with some arugula, which adds to the peppery notes).

For $13 I think the 2020 Corvezzo Prosecco is a good value; it’s enjoyable on its own, but for the price I wouldn’t feel bad using it to make a sparkling wine-based cocktail since it (thankfully) held well to the dry spectrum of Prosecco.

There’s only a few days left in Summer (technically), so if you’re looking for something fun to enjoy before we move into Fall and we all switch to drinking big reds, this is a nice, approachable sparkling wine that’s easy drinking and versatile.

Disclaimer: I received this wine as a free sample for review.

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