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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Wine Review: Mionetto Prosecco Brut

Mionetto Prosecco

Prosecco is the most popular sparkling wine in the world, and the Prosecco region in Italy is having a hard time keeping up with demand. To learn more about Prosecco read A Bubbly Biography - The Story of Sparkling Wine - Part 2: Italy and The New World.

This is the second of a three part series of Brut Prosecco reviews. I'll be reviewing Bisol Jeio Prosecco Brut, Mionetto Prosecco Brut and Villa Sandi Prosecco Brut.

Like Bisol, Mionetto began in the village of Valdobbiadene. Francesco Mionetto started his winery in 1887 and eventually talked his two brothers into joining in on the fun. After they all went off to fight in the first World War, the winery sat there until Francesco's grandsons got their hands on it and started rebuilding in 1961. It's now ridiculously successful here in the United States.

For personal reasons I don't have a lot of time to spend on this review so it'll be a quick one. Sorry, guys.

The Mionetto has less carbonation than the Jeio by Bisol, with strings of bubbles here and there coming from specific areas rather than all over the place like the Jeio. The color is light yellow with a slight tint of green.

On the nose I get oxidized apple and the faintest hint of fresh oregano and flowers. The palate is straight-up apple, and it's pretty dry with balanced acidity.

This is a crowd-pleaser Prosecco. There's not a hell of a lot going on but you can't just not enjoy it. It's not bad and it's not disappointing for the price, but it's not going to impress anybody. So to me it gets a 3 out of 5 for Satisfying.

Price: $14
Rating: 3/5 = Satisfying. (what does that mean?)

The bottle used was supplied free of charge for the purpose of this unpaid review. To have your wine reviewed follow this link.


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