My sincerest apologies to Beau over at Basic Juice for my EXTREME tardiness in posting this month's entry for Wine Blogging Wednesdays. Between TypePad's system updates (which have resulted in the tiny, unattractive font you see on your screen) to Phineas vet visits and ear cleanings, it's taken me a while.
Fortunately, he's kind enough to allow submissions today, so off we go!
C and I really enjoy Prosecco, and in our experience a lot of them have a hint of residual sugar. We have also found that there are plenty of good Proseccos available for incredibly inexpensive prices.
This weekend, we saw a bottle of Gasparetto Prosecco at Trader Joe's and had to pick up a bottle. Turns out, it's about the only place that stocks the stuff -- and
Wine: Gasparetto Prosecco "Vino Frizzante"
Appellation: Marca Trevigiana
The Nose: Bright citrus nose, very soft, very mild. A little bit of talcum powderiness.
The Eyes: Pale straw. Fine bubbles ascending the center of the glass.
The Palate: Sprightly, fine bubbles. Lemon and tart apples. When I picked up my glass to finish off the last few sips, the wine had warmed a bit, and I was blown away by the floral, nearly tropical, characters that were coming through.
Overall Impressions: At $7 a bottle, I would absolutely buy this again. It's incredibly drinkable, and it's really food-friendly when you let it warm up just a bit. Even with a "red wine" meal (seared lamb chops with sauteed & balsamic-glazed mushrooms, onions & green beans), it was able to hold its own.
This wine didn't have quite as much residual sugar as I expected, and it barely straddles the fine line between dry & off dry.
Thanks, Beau, for a nifty and fun theme!