The image of Prosecco has been taking a bit of a hit in recent years, diminished by over-marketed high volume brands in a race to the bottom where the prettiest bottle for the least amount of money wins. If you really want to call that winning. So many of these brands have dragged the perceived arithmetic mean of what Prosecco is down so much, people often automatically dismiss the style as being too sweet and fruity. Which is why we strive to educate, even this late in the year, when there are brilliant wines that deserve our attention. Prosecco can and should be vibrant, complex and satisfying, and easily capable of being as dry and vibrant as a fine French Cremant from Alsace, Loire, or Limoux. Houses like Sorelle Bronca are true artisans, sitting on stacks of Gambero Rosso 3 Biccieri awards (essentially the Italian version of Wine Spectator) for both red and white wines, with their bubbles being truly eye-opening.
Brightly carbonated with a fairly persistent fluffy head when first poured, the fresh apples and white flower aromas burst quickly from the glass, almost heady with the impressions of Spring time warmth. In the mouth the flavors continue to be bright and fresh, and with the carbonation at its strongest has a vibrant apple tone. As it sits in the glass the peach and stone fruit flavors come out more, giving a richer, juicier flavor to the brightly tart finish. This is a fantastic party wine that's easy to enjoy, and a perfect match for a brunch, light enough for mid-afternoon sipping and ideal with fresh fruits and lighter dishes.
The Best of the Best.
We offering free tastings on these wines in the store every Thursday and Friday, and a 10% discount off the retail price through the duration of the day. Come on by and give them a try!