Saturday, August 18, 2012
Mionetto Sergio Italian NV Sparkling wine review by Billy
Palate: Nicely dry and firm. Bubbles are barely there providing some tingly tongue but no effervescent assault. Soft citrus flavors merge with a wet metal mineraliness to give character and flavor.
Finish: Floral finish.
Overall: I paid $15 for this at the local wine store. This Italian bubbly is mostly Prosecco (70%) grapes blended with some other varieties to produce this sparkling white. I am enamored with this wine. It avoids the cloying feel of many prosecco wines and instead delivers a beautifully complex nose, a firm, dry mouth feel and an enchanting finish. I served this with a late night snack of olives, gorgonzola cheese and baklava. Raise a glass!