The sparkling wine of the moment and seen as the best alternative to Champagne, Prosecco is fresh, fruity and floral flavours and great value means more and more wine lovers are enjoying this famous Italian sparkling wine.
Richard Baudains, Regional Chair for Veneto at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA), uncovers Italy’s top Prosecco producers who are focussing less on supper-affordable prices and more on quality and character that can be achieved with care in the vineyard and in the cellar. There is a reason this fantastic style has rocked to becoming Italy’s best selling wine and has been on the radar for a number of years, here is a question and answer session on Prosecco with Richard from 2001.
Here is his list of the top 10 Proseccos pulled from a the tasting.
Aromas of white blossom with hints of orange peel, melon and white chocolate. Very fine-textured palate. Good concentration and a
Slightly closed nose at first with a crusty, barley sugar character and hints of mineral and citrus. Super-refined texture on
Complex fruit and floral nose with notes of peach. Very fine, well-integrated CO2, with great length and development on the
Rich, distinctive nose with nougat, accacia and white melon aromas. Very fine texture on the palate and great length. Finishes
Super fine mousse, with a delicate bread crust and wisteria nose. Lovely creamy palate with ripe peachy fruit and juicy
Delicate, refined nose with intriguing complexity. Floral, with distinctive lemon peel and pear. Soft, round palate with excellent development and
Fresh, complex nose, with delicate notes of hay fields and hedgerows, and underlying green apple and citrus. Intense, salty, mineral
Lovely, fresh, white blossom nose with hints of baked pear and cloves. Fine creamy texture on the palate, with ripe
Fine, persistent mousse. Elegant floral nose with a characteristic salty note. Light, zippy, fresh palate with very pure apples and
Refined nose of honeydew melon and lime blossom, Light, energetic palate with freshness and length. Concentrated and aromatic finish of