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Today we are going to review a very intriguing sparkling wine, as this is a true Prosecco – the famous refreshingly crisp wine style that is so famous all over the world – Prosecco Brut Millesimato 2017 by Villa Folini . Made with glera grapes from the Veneto – Friuli Venezia Giulia wine growing area and produced using the non-traditional tank method, also called méthode charmat, this style of wine is growing in popularity with each passing season. In fact, Prosecco is the most famous italian spumante wine, and it is meant to be enjoyed young and fresh, in order to experience its full aromatic profile and zingy fizziness. That said, without further ado let’s move on, straight to the wine tasting!
Take a look at the tasting notes below and our detailed assessment of the wine:
Straw-white color with pale yellow-green shades towards the rim of the glass.
The nose is strong, filled mostly with sweet fruits and citrus flavours: quince, green pear, lemon, green apple, cucumber, fresh cut grass, apricot, straw grass, kiwi, green melon, marguerite daisy and some insistent hints of meadow flowers.
The wine is medium-dry, with medium alcohol level, medium acidity and fine tannin. It tastes crisp, smooth and light, with a nuanced fruity-citrusy accent. This is a quite soft, wide and a bit seedy sparkling wine, with a quite lean mouthfeel and very appealing palate. The wine has a fair overall balance, as it feels quite refreshing and light.
The wine has a medium finish and a quite pleasing, smooth and crisp aftertaste.
This is definitely a fine wine of Italy and, with a total of 90.0 points scored, this wine is right there, among the best wines we’ve rated so far. Check our complete database on the wine rating page, where you can find all the wines that we have tasted and reviewed or go to the about us page and find out more about our exquisite rating system.
Conclusion: this is a quite nice and very appealing sparkling wine that is right there, at the peak of its form. It has a nuanced fruity-citrusy profile, yet it feels a bit green and slightly sweet on the finish – a wine that lacks some elegance on the palate. Due to its slight unbalance, the wine tastes a bit more sweet than expected, which makes it taste a bit flabby and wide, thus lacking some structure and harmony on the mouthfeel. That said, this wine is surprisingly versatile and pairs well with a wide range of cuisine, as so, we would recommend to pair it with slightly sweet dishes, like for example capellini with langostino tails or some classic italian lobster pasta. Salute!
WineStatistics tasting results:
Prosecco | Brut Millesimato | 2017
grape: | glera |
overall rating: | 90.0 |
maturity: in its prime
conclusion: fine | (highly recommended)
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