A Veneto-based winery that makes both still and sparkling wines, Pasqua’s wines are affordable and built for summertime sipping.
2019 Famiglia Pasqua “11 Minutes” TreVenezie Rose IGT – This Veronese rose is made from 50% corvina, 15% syrah, 25% trebbiano di Lugana, and 10 % carmenere. Strangely, all of those heavy reds don’t give this rose gravitas but rather an almost candylike sweetness, with a slightly syrupy consistency and a heavily perfumed finish. Again, a candylike character holds through on the finish, and it never finds a much-needed, solid balance with any level of acidity. B- / $20
NV Famiglia Pasqua “Romeo & Juliet” Prosecco Brut Treviso DOC – Mildly nutty and gently fruity, this is about as straightforward as Prosecco gets. A hint of coconut works well with the apple-and-citrus notes on the palate, and the finish is clean, with a touch of fresh linen. The graffiti-inspired label doesn’t scream sophisticated, but in the glass, no one will be the wiser. B+ / $16