Review: 2014 Rotari Brut

Review: 2014 Rotari Brut

Prosecco is the sparkling wine most commonly associate with Italy, but the country produces many different varieties, including this one from Trentodoc from the Dolomites in Northern Italy, which is made from 100% chardonnay. We reviewed the 2013 vintage in 2016. Today we have the following year’s bottling with a little more aging. Let’s see how it compares.

As with the 2013, this bottling also presents apple notes balanced with lemon and almond. I’m not sure if it is the extra time in the bottle or the later vintage, but this 2014 (reviewed in 2020) seems to show a bit more gravitas, introducing some toasty character and fine integration among the different flavors. The bubbles are fine and refreshing and there is a good amount of acidity. This is a surprisingly enjoyable sparkling wine and a good value for the price.

A- / $20 /

2014 Rotari Brut




Robert Lublin teaches whisk(e)y and wine appreciation classes for Arlington Community Education, near Boston, MA. He is also a Professor at the University of Massachusetts Boston and has published books and articles on Shakespeare as well as theatre and film history.

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