100% Prosecco sparkling wine from Valdobbiadene, Italy.
SRP of $12 and available for around $10. Sample received courtesy Pasternak Wine Imports for review purposes.
From the winemaker:
"Valdo's Philosophy: "Prosecco" is the distinguishing factor on the regional level - refined aromas, balance and overall quality are the key features Valdo focuses on to produce unique and unrivaled products.
Straw yellow color, joined with a fine perlage and a fruity taste are the distinguishing features of Valdo's Brut Prosecco DOC. Well-balanced structure, matched with its flavorful and aromatic fruity fragrance make it the perfect pairing with starters and particularly with delicately flavoured dishes and especially seafood. Excellent as an apertif due to its distinctive characteristic of being "easy to drink", best served in a flute glass at a temperature of between 6-8°C to bring its perfumes and flavours. Versatility and freshness are its strengths.
This is the second wine in our Holiday Sparklers series and today we travel to Italy to taste one of that areas famed grapes, Prosecco. The Valdo Prosecco Brut DOC begins with fruity aromas of granny smith apples and pear along with a bit of baking spice. Those same flavors come through when tasting this easy to drink wine and carry all the way through to the finish. This one also has good acidity and a real nice crispness to it. Quite a nice wine for only $10.
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Overall Rating: 7.3
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Wines Reviewed in the Holiday Sparklers Series
Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Extra Dry Sparkling Wine
Valdo Prosecco Brut DOC
Lucien Albrecht Crémant d'Alsace Brut Rosé
Freixenet Cordon Rosado Brut
Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Brut
Segura Viudas Brut Reserva
Paul Cheneau Lady of Spain Cava Brut
Freixenet Elyssia Pinot Noir Brut Rosé
Valdo Nerello Mascalese Brut Rosé
Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut
Lucien Albrecht Blanc de Blancs Cremant d'Alsace Brut
Segura Viudas Brut Rosé