Last week I did a write-up on the Mionetto Prestige Collection Prosecco and commented about how I’ve been coming across more and more of their wines lately. This is another Prosecco from their “IL” line and is also quite tasty.
I love what Mionetto is doing with the packaging on their IL line sparklers. Rather than a cork, it has a bottle cap on it. This gives me the sense that this is a casual, everyday sparkler — which is exactly the way I think more consumers should look at sparklers. It doesn’t need to be a special occasion to enjoy this, just pop the top and have at it.
As it says on the label, this is a “gentle sparkling wine,” meaning the carbonation is lighter than you would find in many other sparklers. And that’s how they can get away with the bottle cap, I think the cap might be risky on a normal sparkler due to a bit more pressure in the bottle. If you’ve had a Vinho Verde with a frizzante sparkle to it, this is similar in bubble density.
The nose on this wine is subtle, but pleasant, offering light peach, lemon, floral and salty aromas. It’s well balanced and cheerful. The palate tells a similar story. There’s no “in your face” elements to it, but elegant, balanced, light flavors such as peach, lemon and salty minerals. The acidity is sufficient. The finish is nice, showing salty minerals and lemon flavors.
For the money, this is a nice bottle of bubbly. It’s one to not take too seriously, but just enjoy.
Wine: Mionetto IL Prosecco
Disclosure: This wine was received as a sample.
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