Villa Sandi Prosecco

LCBO#: 194191
Price: $9.45
Made in: Italy
By: Villa Sandi SPA

This Italian Prosecco has mild fruity aromas with grapes, apples and pears. The taste is also fruity with more of the apples, but the finish is short. Nutty yeast lingers. A decent dryness gets better with time. Quite easy to drink this one with no big faults. Just a tad mild all-around. Some light sweetness, sourness. Really good for the price, as an entry level bubbly.

Rating: 3.6/5

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

Val d’Oca Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Brut

LCBO#: 340570
Price: $17.50
Made in: Veneto, Italy
By: Cantina Sociale Valdobbiadene
Year: 2015

This Italian Sparkling wine is always a good one to get at the LCBO. Brunello Imports makes it easy to get this in Ontario. Aromas are sweet and fruity with apples and hints of pears. Thankfully, the taste is not as sweet. Just fruitiness with some decent dryness. Yeast lingers on the tongue. This bubbly is nothing too crazy, too out of this world… but very well-balanced overall.

Rating: 3.6/5

Mionetto Il Prosecco

imageLCBO#: 588053
Price: $13.95
Made in: Italy
By: Mionetto S.P.A.

Pretty surprised that this bottle had no cork. Only a beer bottle cap. Was expecting an explosion and then, a huge overflow. But no. Nothing. Had time to take the cap off slowly that was attached by a sticker strip. Once poured, looked like a regular sparkling with a bubbly head. The nose gets stronger as it warms up, showing some sharp dry grapes with hints of sweetness, even honey. Dry mouthfeel, but nicely balanced. The taste is lighter than what the scent gives out. Still, good citrus, apples with mild sourness and some sweetness. The yeast is almost hidden. Quite surprise at this one. Especially for the the price and being from Italy.

Rating: 3.8/5

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

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