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Prosecco tasting notes

text and photographs © 2009 Tom Cannavan

These notes accompany our in-depth feature on Prosecco.


Adami Prosecco Brut Bosco di Gica
Plenty of fine bubbles, in a very pale wine. Very clean, fresh, fruity nose with a touch of banana and fresh, ripe pear. 2-5% Chardonnay in the blend each year. The palate is very crisp: lots of fine fruit salad and lemon character, and racy, lemon sherbet acidity. Fine, and the finish is elegant and crisp, but gentle. 88/100

Adami Prosecco Extra Dry Dei Castel
Slightly neutral, with very clean, crisp character. A touch of nettle. The palate is cool and fairly lean - it is well made, with a cool apple fruit and nice acidity playing against a hint of sweetness, but seems to lack a little of the complexity of the Bosco di Gica. 86/100

Adami Prosecco Dry Vigneto Giardino
From the single vineyard monopole Giardino this has 20g/l of sugar, and a fresh fruit salad nose with melon and pear and just a a hint of more exotic peach and mango. The palate is basically dry and fresh, the cool, quite mineral acidity slices through a peach down fruitiness and ripeness. 89/100

Adami Prosecco Dry Cartizze
From the superiore denomination of Cartizze, this has 25g/l of residual sugar. Another Prosecco that is about lemon and star fruit freshness, with a touch of cool saltiness. Lovely mouth-filling fruit - there's a softly enveloping peach and nectarine ripeness and sweetness, with a tugging, dry, pithy acidity that gives this both a pillowing softness and a nice bit of structure. 90/100

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