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Today we are going to review a very intriguing sparkling wine – a genuine Prosecco – that famous refreshing wine style that is so much sought after all over the world – Japo Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Extra Dry Millesimato 2018 by C&C. Made out of glera grapes that were sourced from their home in Valdobbiadene, the Veneto – Friuli Venezia Giulia wine region and produced using the non-traditional tank method (also called méthode charmat), this style of wine is growing in popularity with each passing season and there’s a reason why. Prosecco tends to have boisterous fruit and mesmerizing flower aromas and because it ages in large tanks with less pressure, Prosecco has lighter, frothy bubbles that don’t last as long as in classic Champagne, still, the aromas in Prosecco smell fabulous. 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 tasting results.
Take a look at the tasting notes below and our detailed assessment of the wine:
fruit profile: green fruits | citrus fruits
__green fruits: yellow apple | white pear | gooseberry | quince | asian pear
__citrus fruits: white grapefruit | sweet lemon
fruit character: unripe & ripe
non fruit: herbal | lactic | other
__herbal: hay | straw | pear leaf
__lactic: yeast | baguette
__other: penicillium | apple seeds
body: lean | med(+)
__dominant: tannin (seediness)
fruit profile: green fruits
fruit character: ripe
non fruit: herbal & lactic
aftertaste: seedy & appealing
maturity: in its prime | drink now
verdict: fine | highly recommended
This is definitely a fine wine of Italy and with a total of 91.8 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.
Verdict: this is definitely one of the best Prosecco wines we’ve tasted so far – one that is right there, at the peak of its form. It tastes round, supple and lean, with a nuanced fruity-citrusy profile and a very refreshing, lush and crisp mouthfeel. The wine feels harmonious and very well balanced, with a subtle lactic accent and a slightly seedy finale (think of chewing some apple seeds). In its current state, the wine hase overwhelming acidity, which creates the sensation that it might lack some body and structure. All in all this is a very appealing and surprisingly versatile sparkling wine that will pairs amazingly well with a wide range of cuisine, like for example capellini with langostino tails or classic italian lobster pasta. Salute!
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