VettoriBrutnv Vettori, Brut Prosecco, Valdobbiadene DOCG, Italy.
Prosecco is so popular right now the world can’t get enough of it and once where there was a huge gut has now become empty forests of stainless steel vats, but while prices have risen, so has the image and emergence of craft Prosecco, or better still grower (Prosecco) fizz, with quality reaching new heights as a new generation takes the helm in this region. Now Prosecco has the world stage like never before and it looks like it aims to stay there with lots of wonderful bubbly for us to celebrate with, one of my favorite new sparklers is the Brut Prosecco from Vettori, imported by Rinascimento Wine Co. Rinascimento’s Justin Gallen, who brings G.D. Vajra to the states, showed off the Vettori sparklers to me at a tasting recently and they left me very impressed with their style, flair and value, these limited offerings are well worth searching out. What is true now of Prosecco, and of sparkling wine as a whole has been the campaign to re-think the world on what bubbly is and how we drink it, now it is much more a serious food wine and there is really momentum to do away with flutes, to pour and enjoy sparklers in regular glassware, it’s a huge shift, but it is happening and I am onboard with these changes, especially with wines as good and as interesting as this Vettori being an option. The Vettori Brut, 100% Gerla (Prosecco) estate grown is a vibrant and pretty sparkling wine that offers plenty of entertainment and verve with green apple, lemon/lime and chalky stones leading with subtle citrus blossoms, mineral notes and a stylish creamy mousse with lingering brioche and hazelnut, this is lively, crisp and wonderfully dry throughout. This clean and clear Prosecco shines in the glass and goes gloriously well with light cuisine, in particular pastas and seafoods, this stuff stands out for it’s charm and function, drink now and often.
($20 Est.) 92 Points, grapelive

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