Most of us refer to all bubbly as “champagne,” but the term officially only refers to sparkling wine from a specific region in France. Likewise, Spain produces its own sparkler, called Cava, and Italy calls theirs Prosecco. This week’s feature is a beautifully dry Prosecco from Mionetto, a well-regarded winery in Northeast Italy. Like Champagne, Prosecco is a region, not a grape. The actual grape that makes this Prosecco is Glera, a Mionetto tradition dating back to 1887!
But enough back story: the Mionetto Brut Prosecco is delicious. It is fresh and full of subtle flavors that change in the glass. Lasting bubbles sparkle, and you’ll notice really interesting floral aromas on the pour, but then completely different flavors of crisp green apple when you taste it. Your second sip might reveal peach or lemon flavors with hints of vanilla, but the finish is perfectly clean and refreshing.
There’s a reason this wine was named Wall Street Journal’s Best Wine, a Value Superstar by Wine Enthusiast, and one of the Top 100 Bottles To Drink Right Now by Food & Wine Magazine. I really like this wine, and I’m amazed that you can pick up a bottle for less than $15!
On my five-cork scale based on taste and value, I give the Mionetto Brut Prosecco 4 corks! If you haven’t tried it yet, you will love not only the wine, but the price.