Here are the reviews of our wines in the guide to the best Italian sparkling wines “Sparkle 2020”:
- Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Brut Nature Millesimato 2017 “Bartolo”: An easy-to-read wine, which sees the fruit in the background for the benefit of the vegetal notes. In the mouth it is light, with a rather tense finish. You can combine it with some celery boats with tuna mousse. Tasting: A brilliant straw color welcomes bubbles of beautiful finesse, while the nose is expressed in the foreground with vegetal notes. Lemon balm and freshly mown grass anticipate the citrus tones of orange and lemon. Afterwards, apple, pear, kiwi and almond in sugared almonds are discovered, then closes on the note of flint. The entrance is fairly balanced, albeit of a light structure; then the flavor and acidity excel in the final tasting. Citrus fruits and the vegetal note return vigorously.
- Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Brut “Labano”: Immediate with its vegetable and floral proposal that blends with the sweetness of the ripe fruit. In the mouth it is balanced at the entrance, then light and saline. Suitable for vol-au-vents with bechamel sauce, peas and raw ham. Tasting: Light yellow with subtle perlage, it welcomes floral and vegetable flavors reminiscent of rose, lavender, sage, lemon thyme, nettle and lemon balm, immediately joined to the sweet fruit of peach, orange, apple and banana, also expressed in nectar and jellies. Creamy, soft and with a beautiful freshness, it is agile and savory, sweet fruit just in the mouth, with beautiful floral hints that quickly give way to vegetables and the mineral finish of flint and rock salt.
- Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Extra Dry “Gelmo”: A very pleasant experience, where the austere minerality embraces the sweetness of the fruit and the grace of the flower, in a sort of olfactory yin-yang. Sip of articulate personality and excellent balance. Well on amberjack tartare with citrus scent. Tasting: Pale straw yellow, with fine effervescence. It opens a fine dark rocky minerality, reminiscent of slate, echoing in timid views of piric dust. An intense and multi-profile fruit follows, expressed on notes of peach, snuff, pineapple, cedar and melon. In the background the flower, recalling the scents of broom and wisteria. The tasting does not betray the nose, revealing an intense flavor, almost perceptible on a tactile level, which takes a bite to take by the hand, accompanying it in an unexpected progression with considerable persistence. Full-bodied, it gives multiple retro-olfactory sensations, oscillating between the freshness of the cedar, the liveliness of the violet and the personality of the papaya.
- Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Extra Dry Millesimato 2018 “Giosuè”: Beautifully pleasant wine, well representative of the category. It combines elegance with an olfactory depth, with a technically flawless sip, in excellent balance. Offer it with an appetizer of fried schie. Tasting: Straw yellow dress with a good effervescence. The nose, at the first introverted approach, opens on notes of hazelnuts and casually toasted cashews, continuing on a citrus trail that recalls here the grapefruit, here the ripe cedar. At a second smell, hints of Golden apple emerge and, in the tail, touches of hyacinth. Allowing him time to fully express himself, he gives sweet sensations of lemon cream. Pleasant, creamy sip with a well-made effervescence. The entrance is a step two between flavor and freshness, both well expressed, in a gustatory atmosphere that evokes the not particularly ripe pizzutella grape. Too bad for the persistence not particularly pronounced.
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