Monday, January 1, 2018

January Wine Pick: Merotto Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG "Colbelo" Extra Dry

This WINE PICK of the month was written for the Luke's of Cape Cod website.

Merotto Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG "Colbelo" Extra Dry

Prosecco is a region in northeast Italy's Veneto, given the classification of a DOC. This means that wine must meet specific requirements in the vineyard and winemaking to officially call itself and be labelled a Prosecco DOC. Without going into too much detail, Prosecco is a sparkling wine fermented and secondary fermented (where it gets the carbonation) in big stainless steel tanks called autoclaves, and it's made mostly from the Glera grape variety.

The quality tier above DOC in the Italian classification system is DOCG, and within the Prosecco DOC is the Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG. Valdobbiadene is a village among the hills of Trentino in Veneto. Because they're known to produce impressive Prosecco well above the average quality, they've earned themselves the DOCG classification.
Moretto's "Colbelo" Extra Dry is a Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG made from 100% Glera, and I was taken aback by how delicious it was when I had it at a tasting. The inviting breadiness and nuttiness on the nose reeled me in, as I was not expecting that kind of profile at all. There's also aromas of yellow pears, green apples, and white flowers. On the palate it's full bodied with an acidity that's very well behaved and balanced. For flavors it's a bowlful of mellow fruit like yellow pears, honeydew melon, and canteloupe, getting an uplifting brightness from tart green apples.

This is some awesome Prosecco, guys, and you can't beat the price. You've got to give it a try!

QUALITY VS PRICE RATING
Price: $17
Rating: 5/5 = Highly Recommended (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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