Prosecco of Choice
High QUALITY PROSECCO IS HARD TO FIND
Prosecco can be a great drink - really refreshing, zingy and fresh. However the Australian wine industry is not steeped in the tradition of making prosecco at a price that competes with the mass production of Italy.
So the challenge can be to find a locally made Prosecco that is not only refreshing and zingy, but also offers some charm and character, while staying within a reasonable price point - around $15-$20. This one comes in even cheaper than that at $14 but with no less on the quality front.
De Bortoli Prosecco
Why is this a great option when choosing Prosecco?
It matches region and wine style. In other words, the grapes are grown in a region that is suited to the varieties and style of wine being made. King Valley has a climate that, in the words of James Halliday, "is ideal for the production of fine sparkling wine base". The King Valley is a cool climate wine region close to the base of Victoria's alpine region. Like Tasmania or Champagne, this climate makes for crisp, acidic, clean white 'base' wine (the still wine that becomes sparkling).
This wine has a great review from the Halliday Wine Companion - see below
Prosecco is about style in a very Italian way - the artwork on the label captures this perfectly. It will add style to your fridge!
Tasting notes from De Bortoli:
"Pale with green hues. Fruit-driven with hints of green apple and wisteria. It tastes of apple and pear with fresh pithy lemon, gentle creaminess, complete with the very fine bubbles that we call ‘bead’."
90 Points - Halliday Wine Companion
"Tangy lemon and nashi pear really come into their own on the finish and aftertaste. The price is definitely right."
A crowd-pleaser and great value for money
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If you prefer to buy from Vintage Cellars, who don’t stock the above wine, you could consider the Dal Zotto Pucino Prosecco as a good alternative.
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