A while back a friend of mine Jason introduced me to Prosecco an Italian Sparkling wine. Later another friend Rosanne introduced me to a few new ones. She loves them. So I grabbed this one. There seems to be a number of Proseccos in the LCBO. It is considered to be a less expensive alternative to champagne. Personally I don’t drink a lot of bubbly. Mostly at New Years, but I thought I would pop this one because it was a special day today. It ended in Y and to top it off … it’s Monday, and they only come by once a week!
Pale in color with a lovely dry minerally nose. Reminds me a bit of a sauv blanc on the nose. On the mid pallet the wine has a nice bit of bubble effervescent but nothing too over the top. The flavors are minerality to match the nose, and some nice dry light citrus flavors. On the medium length finish the effervescence lingers a bit on the tongue as does the nice slightly tart, slightly acidic flavors. It’s surprisingly long in finish. The bubbles are just right for my tastes. I would give this one an 89. Very nice. There doesn’t seem to be a year anywhere on the bottle. I paired it with a pork tenderloin and it went very well. The minerality paired well with the meal and the light bubbles did not get in the way or make me feel full. Yumm …
From the LCBO web site:
MIONETTO PROSECCO D.O.C. TREVISO LCBO 266023 | 750 mL bottle Price $ 16.95
Made in: Veneto, Italy By: Mionetto S.P.A
Style: Light & Fruity Wine, Sparkling Wine, White
11.0% Alcohol/Vol. Sugar Content: 16 g/L
Pale lemon-green colour; ripe pear and fresh melon aromas; dry, medium body and balanced acidity; flavours of crisp pear and toast with a clean fresh finish.
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