Estate: Founded in 1887 by Francesco Mionetto in the village of Valdobbiadene just north of Venice, the estate has been producing Prosecco for over 125 years. It has established itself as the most popular brand of Prosecco in the U.S., committed to providing “the American wine lover with new and innovative styles of wine”. Along with numerous certified organic Prosecco, the majority of their grapes are grown using organic methods, as most of their farmers do not use chemicals. Additionally, many of their wines are suitable for vegans.
Philosophy: “Passion, tradition, research and excellence”.
Winemaking: ‘Cuvée Sergio 1887’ is part of the Luxury Collection, one of the many lines the estate produces. At the core of the Collection is “Full involvement of the senses. Sinuous appeal with a charming personality”, along with a combination of versatility and excellent quality. The cuvee was crafted by master vintner Sergio Mionetto to honor “the exceptional legacy handed down by Francesco Mionetto” 125 years ago, and to capture the characteristics of the native grapes made using the Charmat Method.
Tasting Notes: Pale gold in colour with aromas of red apple and minerals. Light apple and mineral notes reflect the aromas and are buoyed by small, dense bubbles leading to the high point of each sip; the dazzling, bright lemon and honey finish. The right balance of acidity, dryness and sweet notes make this fantastic on its own or with a variety of light dishes [and deserts].
“Blend of white wine grapes” [I was unable to verify varietals or percentages.]
Produced and Bottled by Mionetto SPA