Holiday season is upon us and it’s the time of year when many people have some sparkling wine, although you really can and should enjoy it year round. Nonetheless, since I know many of you are looking for some good, cheap bubbles these days I thought we should do some reviews to help you out.
One of my favorite budget-friendly sparklers is Prosecco. When it comes to bang for your buck — or bubbles for your buck, in this case — it’s hard to beat Prosecco. Like many Italian wines, the name is as much about the style of wine as it is about where the wine was made. Prosecco comes from either the Veneto region or the Friuli–Venezia Giulia region, both in north-eastern Italy. This one is from Veneto. The grapes in this are also called prosecco, although they are sometimes called, glera.
This Prosecco is made by Casa Vinicola Zonin, a producer with vineyards throughout Italy.
Apple and pear aromas with a twist of citrus give this wine the aromas I’d expect from a Prosecco. The palate shows a lot of mineral, with a prominent salty characteristic. It also shows shows quite a bit of apple flavor, so I guess you might say it tastes like salted apples. Although it has some apple flavor, it doesn’t have the sweetness of apples, rather it’s quite dry. You can taste a little bit of yeast on the mid-palate, which adds a nice touch of complexity. It finishes with mineral, apple and a little bit of lemon flavor. This is a relatively simple Prosecco, but tasty and quite a bargain.
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Disclosure: This wine was received as a sample.