Zonin Prosecco Cuvée 1821 Brut

LCBO#: 277186
Price: $14.95
Made in: Italy
By: Casa Vinicola Zonin SPA

Fresh mild apple aromas that are not too sweet, nor too sour, with light sugars or sweet yeast balancing things. The same for flavours, mild apples with a short finish. A little dryness, and not syrupy at all. Very easy to drink as pretty refreshing, with hints of citrus. Nothing special other than that, but nice for bubbly starters.

Rating: 2.8/5

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Cinzano Prosecco

imageSAQ#: 12275394
Price: $15.95
Made in: Italy
By: DCM S.P.A.

Don’t mind Cinzano drinks, so interesting to find this Sparkling by this company. At first pour, some sourness comes out in the nose and taste with lots of citrus notes. With time, some sweetness does come out to balance things. Nice decent dryness in the mouthfeel with very mild yeast lingering in the aftertaste. Nothing special, but some nice fruitiness that makes this easy-going bubbly a local find that is alright to have from time to time, when nothing else is found.

Rating: 3.2/5

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

Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio Valdadige

imageLCBO#: 106450
Price: $18.95
Made in: Fossalta Di Portogruaro, Italy
By: S. Margherita S.P.A.
Year: 2014

Found this one at the LCBO, written this was the most popular white wine sold there. We can see why after smelling and tasting a few sips. Very well balanced between the dryness, sweetness and sourness. The aromas are fruity and slightly reserved compared to other Pinot Grigio, so less candy fruity, but real nice perfumes. The taste is where it shines. The regular flavours of fruitiness found in Pinot Grigio, but just very well-blended all-around. Well recommended as a full classy fruity white wine.

Rating: 4.2/5

Carpenè Malvolti 1868 Brut Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore

imageLCBO#: 727438
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

Viticoltori Acquesi Brachetto d’Acqui

imageLCBO#: 375667
Price: $12.90
Made in: Piedmont, Italy
By: MGM Mondo Del Vino S.R.L.

This Italian Sparkling Rosé is a low alcohol one at 6.5%, so this mean this will be a sweet one. The first big smell that comes out of this is red wine vinegar. This calms down after breathing letting the prune, apples and other berries show up. These same fruits are found in the taste. The good thing here is that the sweetness does not linger, as in not syrupy. The finish is pretty quick, so the fruit seems real, not like a cheap one with sugars. If you are into these sweet bubbly rosé, this one is actually nice… especially for the price.

Rating: 3.1/5

La Jara Organic Prosecco Brut

imageLCBO#: 402438
Price: $15.95
Made in: Veneto, Italy
By: Az. Agricola La Jara

This organic Sparkling won Gold in Germany for The Great International Organic Wine Award in 2014. Nice yeast aromas giving out notes of bananas. After a while, the fruits come out with apples, white grapes and soft sourness. This sourness is there at first in the taste, but goes down quickly, going through the apples and finishing with light yeast on the tongue. Mild tart in the mouthfeel and lightly bodied. It is quite nice overall for an organic Sparkling. Some are too different. This one fits well among the non-organic.

Rating: 3.7/5