There’s nothing like popping the cork on a bottle of bubbly when the clock strikes midnight. As the big night approaches, it’s worth learning the differences between sparkling wines to figure out which ones you’re going to purchase to ring in 2013.
From across the U.S. you can almost hear the collective exhale of relief by wine retailers. Having adjusted inventories to accommodate the tighter purse strings of wine drinkers, retailers found that while the byword for 2010 was “value,” customers began, once again, to feel more comfortable making the extra trip to visit their local wine shop.
Very ripe pears on the nose when cold. As it warms to drinking temperature, there's a floral overlay in both nose and flavor. Tastes deep and toasty, with elements of perry (pear cider) followed by a finish with some nice acidity. The fruit flavors bloom when paired with food. Classic Prosecco.
Begins with light aromas of pears and apple blossoms. Floral in both aroma and flavor, with pears and apples for fruit. Despite its lightness, does pair well with a number of foods, including fish and seafood. You could start the evening with this and continue through the first course of the meal.
The familiar honey-honeysuckle nose of prosecco, then a touch of fruit in the flavor with a nice balance of acidity. This is a very sturdy prosecco with a medium body, not light yet pleasing, finishing with a hint of raspberry.