Veramonte Sauvignon Blanc

LCBO#: 367748
Price: $6.95
Made in: Casablanca, Chile
By: Alto De Casablanca S.A.
Year: 2015

This Chilean Sauvignon Blanc smells fresh and fruity like most of this style. Aromas of pears and citrus with some decent sweetness. The mouthfeel is crisp with some nice dryness. Flavours of citrus with some light bitterness. A little tarty in the finish. Not bad for the price, easy to sip, but nothing exceptional overall. Lacking a little sweetness/fruitiness.

Rating: 3.3/5

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Prevedello Asolo Prosecco Superiore Extra Dry

imageLCBO#: 262881
Price: $16.95
Made in: Veneto, Italy
By: Prevedello

This Italian Bubbly starts off with yeast and orange peel aromas. After breathing, it gets balanced with hints of tropical fruits, vanilla and sugars. The flavours are close to this as well. Feels like it will be a sour one, but because Extra Dry, the finish is quick. Some soft sweetness and yeast lingers a little. Not a bad Extra Dry Sparkling, just lacking a little finesse.

Rating: 3.4/5

Belcanto Valdobbiadene Superiore

imageLCBO#: 53215
Price: $18.95
Made in: Veneto, Italy
By: Belussi Spumante

Celebrating our first day on the deck of 2015. It’s been a long, bad winter. This makes us happy. Along with the sun, this Sparkling gives out aromas of yeast, but the apples take over quickly. The same fruit is found in the taste well-blended with the grapes. Starts sweet, goes through some sourness to finish a little dry with some yeast tart on the tongue. An easy drinking, well-balanced above average Sparkling. Well recommended for a group bubbly gathering.

Rating: 3.8/5

Torresella Prosecco

imageLCBO#: 400440
Price: $14.95
Made in: Veneto, Italy
By: Cantine Torresella S.P.A.

This Italian Prosecco Sparkling smells yeasty at first pour. Mild notes of apple appear with time. The taste is a little stronger with some sourness, some sweetness and some fruitiness. The alcohol is felt as well, so not really well-blended and hints that are metallic from the water. The bubble are pretty big for a bubbly, fizzing like some pop instead of the nice tiny bubble carbonation it should be. Nutty yeast lingers on the tongue. Nothing too off-balanced, but still lacking a bit in this department.

Rating: 3.2/5

David Rocco’s Dolce Vita Prosecco

imageLCBO#: 385906
Price: $15.25
Made in: Veneto, Italy
By: Riolite Vini S.R.L.

Wow ! This Italian sparkling is quite the treat !! The yeast is not as strong as most bubbly, so well-hidden. This shows the fruits better. Beautiful aromas of pears over apples, giving some nice sweetness from the grapes. The taste starts off sweet, but not syrupy, and because of the dryness, the mouthfeel is great. Notes of sourness. Hints of vanilla a little everywhere. Superbowl Sunday… hence the football caps in the pic (ok, wrong team, but someday). This is a fantastic bubbly that is totally awesome for the price. Would have this any time.

Rating: 4.2/5

Tenuta S. Anna Prosecco Extra Dry

imageLCBO#: 388710
Price: $17.10
Made in: Veneto, Italy
By: Genagricola S.P.A.

This Sparkling from Italy gives out a big sweet smell at first, but disappears after breathing, releasing some mild sourness, dryness and light sweetness from the grapes. The nose is quite well-balanced at that point. The taste unfortunately is not. Pretty mild tasting with the same as aromas but more apples than grapes. The sweetness does get stronger with time. Roasted and toasted notes in the finish. Light nutty yeast lingers. Alright, but not worth the price.

Rating: 3.7/5

Costa Farnel Prosecco

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Price: $19.95
Made in: Pescara, Italy
By: La Canosa SRL Agroforestale

This Italian Extra Dry Prosecco Sparkling starts off on a wrong note with the cork breaking at the bottom and leaving some pieces around the opening. The bottle is wider than most, so it holds well, but it pours all over. It does smell like cork a bit, but the yeast helps out. Sweet grapes with a little sourness. Even candy strawberries and vanilla after breathing. Pretty much the same for the taste. Not very dry, so goes down easily, but lacking a little blending between the sweetness, fruitiness and the light sourness. And the wood hints from the cork (even though not super corked) are not very pleasant.

Rating: 2.3/5