A couple weeks ago we reviewed the Vigna Dogarina Extra Dry, which I thought was outstanding, and tonight it’s another Prosecco from Vigna Dogarina, this time it’s the Brut.
If you’re not a bubbly wine buff you might not guess this, but the Brut is slightly more dry than the Extra Dry. So, I guess you can think of Brut as Extra Extra Dry. Now, I’m gonna totally throw you off… Extra Extra Dry is actually sweet! No, I’m just kidding about that. But this is what might throw you off, some bubbly is “Extra Brut”, which would be more dry than Brut and I guess that makes it Extra Extra Extra Dry. Do you feel like I’m playing a shell game with you yet? Rest easy, this Prosecco is Brut and Brut is dry and that’s all you need to know for now.
Like the Extra Dry Prosecco from Vigna Dogarina, the Brut is from Valdobbiadene, which as you may recall from that review is one of the most prestigious appellations for Prosecco.
I found this to be a very enjoyable Prosecco. “Bubbles galore” is the best way to describe the appearance in the glass. The nose is slightly floral with a touch of yeast. It’s really well balanced. The yeast in a bubbly can be a touchy thing, sometimes it’s nice, but sometimes it can be overpowering and ruin the wine. In this one it’s nearly perfect. The palate is very dry and full of green apple and lime, with really crisp and refreshing acidity. It finishes clean with a touch of green apple lingering for some time.
This is a great Prosecco. And in addition to being awesome, the bottle is sleek and elegant. While that isn’t reason enough to buy a bottle, it’s a nice additional benefit to a great Prosecco.
Wine: Vigna Dogarina Brut
Disclosure: This wine was received as a sample.