05 February 2014

NV Enza Prosecco

This sparkling wine is "Extra Dry", which actually means a little sweet due to the odd relationship between French winemakers selling to British customers. What does that have to do with Italy?

Prosecco is usually crisp and dry, but like anything else, can be made in a variety of styles to meet the demands of the market. I'd imagine that the widespread popularity of Moscato (and the slightly fizzy Moscato d'Asti) has opened up the door for a little more sugar. And while I prefer my wines dry, these can be great crowd pleasers for group dinners as well as excellent introductory wines for people that are just getting into the subject. As always, I highly recommend Prosecco for both casual consumption as well as for blending in various cocktails. True, you can break out that $85 bottle of fine Champagne, but if you're going to start adding fruit juices and liqueurs, I'd stay stick to the sub $20 bottles.

This wine is made by Cantine Sacchetto, founded in the Veneto in 1915.

NV Enza Prosecco
DOC Veneto
100% Prosecco
$15, 11% abv.

A clean nose with a touch of sweetness on the palate. The wine shows loads of lemony acidity with a little apple flavor in the background and big bubbles. An excellent popcorn and potato chip wine for snacking while watching a good movie.

Note: This wine was provided as a sample for review.

1 comment:

Grant Parish said...

I really like offering Prosecco as a pre-dinner drink and will be sure to try the NV Enza. Thanks!