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Sunday, September 29, 2019

Wine Review: Giusti Rosalia Prosecco Extra Dry

If you see this bottle and instantly don't get Better Than Ezra's Rosealia stuck in your head, are you even old enough to drink? *checks the year it was released* GODAMNIT! 1995! That song came out 24 years ago? Almost a quarter of a century? Holy crap, I'm old.

This is 100% estate grown Glera over stony, alluvial soil on the bed of the Piave river in Nervesa della Battaglia. The yield is limited to 18 tons per hectare, bunches are stored for one night at a low temperature, and then pressed. Then it's fermented in stainless steel over 25 days before it's moved to the autoclaves for secondary fermentation. After that, it remains in contact with the lees for 6 weeks. When all is said and done, the final ABV is 11%.

Better than Ezra, DeluxeWhat am I listening to tonight? Well, of course, it's Better than Ezra's album Deluxe. Word is on the street that this band was originally named Ezra but there was another band named Ezra at the time. So they held a live competition to see who could lay claim to the name... and they lost. So what did they do? They put that they were better than the band that beat them in their name. That's pretty awesome. This is another one of those albums that brings me right back to my teenage years. A nice piece of nostalgia to sip some bubbly to. You can listen to the whole album via the music selection playlist on my YouTube channel.

I really needed some upbeat music to listen to with this wine because this review comes with a sad story. I had popped the bottle open earlier to give it a try before writing about it, put a stopper in the neck, and laid it back in the fridge. When I pulled the bottle out to start writing, the stopper had popped out and the entire bottom of the fridge was filled with Prosecco. So I didn't have much left in the bottle to review with, but it was enough!

This is a VERY upbeat and lively Prosecco, and the brightness and little tiny touch of sweetness makes it something you could just pound right from the bottle. There's aromas of honeycrisp apple, citrus, and white flowers. On the palate it's sharp with bright acidity and, as I said, a tiny touch of sweetness. There's flavors of honeycrisp apple, apricot, and citrus. Then it finishes with apple, some floralness, and that tiny touch of sweetness (just to clarify so you don't misinterpret: IT'S NOT SWEET!).

I would not hesitate dropping $20 on this Prosecco for one second. In fact, I suggest that you do! It's full of life and character, and it's just screaming to wash down some cheese. And you  know how much I love cheese.

Price: $20
Rating: 4.5/5 = Recommended / 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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