In a saturated market, choosing the right Prosecco can be challenging, especially when you’re just looking for a wine to enjoy as is, and not mask it with other beverages like orange juice to make mimosas or Aperol for a Spritz.
Hidden in Italy’s large Prosecco and Pinot Grigio region of Veneto, the smaller geographical area of Valdobbiadene is recognized for its high quality Prosecco production mainly due to its cool climate and hilly landscape. The nonvintage Cuvee 1926 Valdo Prosecco Superiore has received the DOCG designation, indicating a high quality wine, which makes me hopeful it can be consumed on its own.
In tasting the pale lemon colored wine, it comes across as delightfully dry, with delicate bubbles delivered in a bouquet of chamomile, pear, green apple, and lemon. It overall hits the palate as a gentle and mild wine, and while not highly complex, it brings forth a sense of calm and lightness. The alcohol level here is also lower, at just 11%, which is a great complement to its light body and flavors.
Fruit and flower forward, this Prosecco should be served very chilled and is well paired with milder fruits, cheeses, and meats. It holds up well on its own, so keep that OJ away.
A- / $25 / valdo.com