NV Ca' di Prata Prosecco Valdobbiadene Superiore DOCG, Italy, Veneto/Friuli, Wine Review

Score: 
90
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$18.00USD

From the heart of Prosecco country in northeasy Italy, this is a serious Prosecco.  Made from 85% Glera with the remaining 15% other varietals.  Pale silvery/gold in color.  Lots of smaller bubbles.  The nose has minerals and Vernors soda (sort of carmelized ginger and seltzer).  It has a bigger presence.  Ginger and mineral notes, slightly candied.  Not tart, but well balanced.  Almost dry.  Long finish.  This drinks well on its own but will work better with food.  Fried chicken would be a nice choice.  A real crowd pleaser.  

2019 Ca' Di Priata Extra Dry Prosecco Rose DOC, Italy, Friuli, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2019
Score: 
90
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$17.00USD

This is a blend of 85% Glera and 15% Pinot Nero grapes made in an extrad dry style (which means a bit sweeter than Brut).  Pale pink in color with lots of smaller bubbles.  On the nose, there are cranberries, and rhubarb with some Fuji apple notes.  The palate turns more to cherries with good acidity.  Long finish.  This is pretty much dry.  Very nice on its own, it will work well with lighter salads.  Drink over the next couple years.  

NV Ca' di Prata (Latentia Winery) Prosecco Brut DOC, Italy, Friuli, Wine Review

Score: 
88
Grade: 
B+
Current Price: 
$16.00USD

This is a Prosecco from the Friuli region in northeast Italy.  It is made from 85% Glera and 15% other grapes including Pinot Bianco and Chardonnay. Silvery green/gold in color.  Some medium bubbles make a nice frothy head.  On the nose, limes, minerals and lanolin along with a bit of sweaty earthiness give it a nice nose.  On the palate, the fruit shifts to a more tart green apple note.  Good acidity.  Nice frothy mouth-feel.  This has a sweet and sour quality that is enjoyable.  Very food friendly.  This drinks well on its own, but  will work very well with salty or fried foods.  

NV Famiglia Pasqua Prosecco Brut, Italy, Veneto, Treviso, Wine Review

Score: 
90
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$20.00USD

This comes in an attractive bottle showing "Romeo & Juliet's Wall" where "5,000 love messages" are left daily.  The wine it self is light green/gold in color.  The nose has a nice minerality with lemons.  A nice mousse of medium sized bubbles.  On the palate, there is a moderate fizz.  Slight lemony notes with good minerality.  Nice acidity.  The wine comes off as dry with no noticeable residual sugar.  It has a long finish.  Very fresh.  This is a tasty wine that will work for most foods or on its own.  It has some depth to it and is more than just a simple quaff.  It probably should b

NV Martini & Rossi Prosecco, Italy, Veneto, Wine Review

Score: 
87
Grade: 
B
Current Price: 
$10.00USD

Everyone knows this label but how many people have actually tried it.  This was served to a group of casual wine lovers and proved to be very popular.  Very, very pale silvery gold in color.  Almost like water.  The nose is nice but it did take about 20 minutes to open.  Minerals, slight peach and slight ginger ale.  On the palate, this is dry with nice minerality.  It starts out tight but picks up on the mid-palate.  Slightly sour in a good way on the long finish.  It really begs for some salty food.  For $10, this is a nice value.  

NV Opici Wines LaLuca Prosecco, Tevriso, Veneto, Wine Review

Score: 
87
Grade: 
B+

Light silvery gold in color.  The nose is nice with mostly pears but also some lemons and nice mineral undertones.  A fair amount of medium sized bubbles.  On the palate, this is slightly sweet.  It drinks easy.  The lemon carries thru along with slight minerality.  Very food friendly.  Easy drinking, not complex but enough to stand up with food.  Good end of the day/start the evening wine.  

NV Kirkland Signature Asolo Prosecco Superiore DOCG, Italy, Veneto, Wine Review

Score: 
88
Grade: 
B+

Kirkland is the in house brand for Costco.  They contract out a wide variety of wines and many of them including this one are very good and great values.  This sells for $7.Silvery green and gold in color.  A modicum of medium sized bubbles.  The nose is reticent but with minerals and limes/green apples.  It opens with a bit of air but is never strong.  It is better and stronger on the palate.  Clean.  Just a hint of sweetness, just barely.  Good acidity.  Good finish.  This is food friendly and easy to drink.  Made for immediate consumption, for $7, this is a no brainer for parties and coo

NV Mionetto Prosecco di Treviso Brut, Italy, Wine Review

Score: 
87
Grade: 
B+

Light golden in color.  Lots of medium sized bubbles.  The nose has some lemon and minerals on it.  On the palate, this is dry.  The minerality is there.  Not a ton of fruit but some lemon.  Good acidity.  Nice finish.  Works well with food.  On the upper end of Prosecco in quality and value.