In the late 1860s, Italy had just made its first sparkling wine. Unlike Champagne from France, Prosecco from Italy is usually is produced using an alternative method whereby the secondary fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks not inside individual bottles. This makes the wine less expensive to produce and it can be produced in greater volume.
Drusian is no stranger to Prosecco and this iteration (Superiore DOGC Brut to be precise) is made from traditional 100% Glera and grown on clay and limestone soils offering slightly tart citrus notes, baked sourdough bread, lime, and delicate carbonation. It scrubs the palate clean, offers a bright acidity and is poised to work with any number of diverse foods from light to heavy pasta/risotto dishes to fish, even veal. At this price and of this quality, this is an admirable wine.
ORIGIN: Valdobbiadene, Italy
PRICE: $16/ 750ML
SCORE: 90 POINTS