Carpenè Malvolti 1868 Brut Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore

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Price: $16.75
Made in: Conegliano, Italy
By: Carpenè Malvolti S.P.A.

The white head of this Italian Sparkling has longer retention than most. Yeasty nose with some sweetness and sourness from the grapes. Hints of honeydew after breathing and some burnt fruit skin. The taste is well-balanced with the fruits (grapes, apples), yeast (tartiness), sourness (citrus), sweetness and some decent dry mouthfeel. A good above-average Sparkling with just a little too much yeast lingering in the aftertaste, for our likings. Better for the price out there, but still good.

Rating: 3.3/4

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Zardetto Prosecco Doc Treviso Brut

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Price: $13.95
Made in: Veneto, Italy
By: Zardetto Spumanti SRL

This Italian Sparkling has a big white soapy head, almost creamy. At first, yeast in the nose, but eventually lots of citrus appear, especially oranges with hints of honey. Expecting sweet in the mouth, but no. Balanced between a wet mouthfeel and mild dry finish with some tartiness from the yeast lingering, with hints of nuts. Again, quite citrusy in the taste with some light sourness and sweetness. The oranges seems to fade away as the bubbly breathes. Honey and very light apple flavours. Overall, goes down easy as well-balanced, but lacking a bit character and wish the yeast was a little less present in the aftertaste.

Rating: 3.7/5