Monday, November 22, 2010

Le Dolci Colline Prosecco Brut NV

I was unable to attend a recent Virgin Wines press tasting, so they were kind enough to instead send me a 'highlights case' from the tasting to try out. Over the next few weeks I'll be making my way through the case, and sharing my findings here.

We had the first one last night, a Prosecco. Encouragingly, the wine is apparently made by Claudio Manera, who is the managing director of Araldica, a co-op that in my opinion makes some pretty good affordable wines.

The wine is quite light, and doesn't have the overwhelming pear characteristics that some Prosecco has. It also has some slight bitterness on the finish, perhaps something that accompanying food might help with.

At £7.99 it's a reasonable buy, but I can't help but think there are better alternatives out there.

Prosecco Brut NV
Veneto, Italy
Virgin Wines

1 comment:

  1. Tim,

    I couldn't disagree more stronglly. The wine is light but very refreshing, fine bubbles, nice floral apple nose, gentle but definate acidity, not much finish but a good buy at £7.99