I was recently sent a big care-package of Prosecco from Asolo–AFTER, of course, they convinced me these were SERIOUS Prosecco’s: All DOCG, mostly dry, a few methode, and NOT what we Americans typically think of when “Prosecco” is mentioned. I’ve had 3 so far (stay tuned) and even though this is NOT the dryest–by quite a bit–this might just be my favorite so far.
In the mouth, rich Martinelli’s with great spritz. There’s a fair bit of minerality to the texture, but I feel the sweetness is clouding this nuance a bit. Zesty spritz on the tongue and far into the finish, and the 2.5 dosage definitely shows alongside everything.
This is great bubbly–its got that butter texture and a slight citrus zang quite reminiscent of California sparklers. It’s not Pinot–that’s for sure–but the great pine-apple and tropical fruit carry this thing nicely, and the touch of sweetness is kinda nice too!
2016 VILLA GIUSTINIANI Prosecco Superiore DOCG Asolo Veneto Italy 11.5