Nino Franco ‘Rustico’ Prosecco Superiore Valdobbiadene NV


Straightforward with an elegant edge, this is a refreshing, versatile Prosecco fantastic on its own or with appetizers, or even light risotto and pasta dishes. [One of my favourite Prosecco!]

Estate: Antonio Franco founded Nino Franco in 1919. He named the estate located in Valdobbiadene, at the foot of the Prealps in the Veneto region of northern Italy “Cantine Franco”. Headed by Primo Franco [the 3rd generation], the estate has expanded over the years and today the winery is one of the oldest in Valdobbiadene. Known not only for his “high quality and delicious wines” but also for his charm, spontaneity and open mind, Primo Franco was one of the “first pioneers” to export Prosecco internationally.

Winemaking: Grapes were sourced from hillside vineyards at medium to high altitudes. Fermented in stainless steel, second fermentation in “cuve close”. [Tank fermentation or Charmat Method]

Tasting Notes: Light gold in colour with aromas of apple, fresh bread and floral hints. Creamy lemon and clean minerals joined steady, delicate bubbles that culminated in a crisp, dry finish.

100% Glera
Prosecco Superiore Valdobbiadene
Bottled by Nino Franco
11% Alcohol
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Rated 90 points by The Wine Advocate


Lamberti Prosecco Extra Dry NV


Fruity and fizzy, this is an easy sipping Prosecco great on its own or with light dishes.

Estate: Lamberti is a family estate founded in 1964 on the shores of Lake Garda in the Veneto region of northern Italy. The family has established itself as an innovative winery “credited with having re-vitalized classic wines” from Veneto. They are known for crafting “approachable wines that combine tradition with a modern style”.

Winemaking: Grapes were sourced from hillside vineyards in Treviso in the Veneto region of northern Italy. The grapes were “harvested slightly before full maturation to preserve acidity”.

Tasting Notes: Pale gold in colour with aromas of honeysuckle and apple. Crisp apple and pear flavours joined small fizzy bubbles, whilst sweet honeysuckle notes were complimented by a cleansing acidity on the zippy finish.

100% Glera
Produced by TV/9533/IT for Lamberti
11% Alcohol
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Rated 86 points by Wine Spectator

Caposaldo Prosecco Brut NV


Winery: Caposaldo is bottled for and imported into the US by Kobrand Corporation, a family owned importing company founded in 1944.

Winemaking: Grapes were sourced from 20 year old vineyards located on hillsides in Pieve di Soligo in the province of Treviso in Veneto, northern Italy.

Tasting Notes: Pale gold in colour with aromas of apple and orange blossom. Delicate apple and floral flavours glided atop consistent, robust bubbles, whilst a bright acidity complimented honeysuckle and lemon notes on the clean finish. [Super versatile, it was wonderful with both chocolate and cheese fondue, along with the combination of sweet and savoury dippers such as apples, pineapple, roasted mushrooms and broccoli.]

100% Glera
Bottled by TV 590 for Kobrand Corp, NY
11.5% Alcohol
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Bocelli Prosecco Extra Dry NV


Following my husband’s Bar Association swearing in ceremony yesterday, we headed to one of our favourite restaurants for a late lunch and celebratory drinks. I selected Bocelli Prosecco from the sparkling list as Prosecco is my favorite budget friendly alternative to champagne.

As well as being famous for their music, the Bocelli’s are a 3rd generation wine producing family. Established in 1730 by Bartolomeo Bocelli, the Bocelli family has been crafting wines on their small estate in Tuscany. In 2011 they collaborated with the Trevisiol family, who operate the longest, continuously family-run estate in Valdobbiadene to produce their Prosecco. All Bocelli wines are farmed from chemical and pesticide free vineyards that are dry farmed and hand-harvested.

An extra dry, refined sparkler with tart granny smith apple, citrus blossom and honey flavours, finishing with crisp bubbles and stone minerals. Light and bright, this is a perky bubbly fantastic for sipping on its own or with a wide variety of dishes. [It was great with vegetable tempura, fries and curry remoulade.]

100% Prosecco/Glera
Valdobbiadene, Veneto
Bottled by TV10260 for Bocelli Wine SRL
12% Alcohol
$14 [average price]
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Mionetto Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore NV

My husband returned from day 1 of the NYS Bar Exam exhausted but in good spirits. Not quite the monumental occasion as when he completes the 2 day exam [or finds out he’s passed], I still fancied a small token of celebratory fizziness for us, so I gave a pour to Mionetto Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore. Founded in 1887 by Francesco Mionetto in the village of Valdobbiadene just north of Venice, the estate has been producing Prosecco for over 120 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”. Although Mionetto does have a few certified organic wines [Mionetto Organic Prosecco Treviso], many of their grapes are grown using organic methods, as most of their farmers do not use chemicals, and all of their wines are suitable for vegans.The grapes for the Valdobbiadene were sourced from vineyards located on the border of the esteemed Cartizze region.

Pale straw in colour with aromas of clean minerals and vegetal notes. The light, fizzy body shimmered with golden apple and pear flavours whilst traces of honey and steely minerals comprised the dry, crisp finish. Refined and easy drinking with well balanced flavours and bubbles, this is a fantastic companion to light dishes or all on its own.

100% Glera
Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore
Produced and Bottled by Mionetto SPA
11% Alcohol
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