Botter Verduzzo Prosecco NV
Origin: Veneto, Italy
Blend: Verduzzo (51%), Prosecco (49%)
Alcohol Content: 11.0%
Bottle Closure: Natural Cork
Purchase Date: May 2009
Purchase price: $8.99
Our review: A pale silver-green in color, this wine is both lightly fragrant and lightly sparkling. There is considerable mineral character that accompanies the citrus (mainly lime) flavor on the palate. The finish is clean, though brief.
Our rating: This dry wine makes for a delightful aperitif or an accompaniment to a light brunch. It is not overly flavorful, but has a brisk, fresh taste. It is priced a little high to be used as a mixer, but if so used, it would complement the base drink rather than overwhelm it. We rate it on the high side of Average. (Additional note: the cork in our bottle was rock hard and nearly impossible to remove. This wine comes with a standard bottle cork, not the oversize ones typically found on sparkling wines.)
Taste profile from the winemaker: "Pale light yellow colour, with fine perlage. Delicately fruity, slightly aromatic bouquet with hints of flowers among which honey and wild apple scents can be perceived. Well balanced and light body."
Winery website: Botter s.p.a..