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Prosecco tasting notes

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These notes accompany our in-depth feature on Prosecco.

MIONETTO

Mionetto Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Frizzante
Frizzante is traditional sparkling prosecco DOC style, at around 2.5 atmospheres. Frizzante is not designated as dry, brut, extra dry etc. A charmat methosd wine, it goes through the autoclave quickly, stopping fermentation by chilling when at right gas and sugar levels. Fairly neutral, but clean and fresh pear fruit and a nicely balanced, easy drinking finish. 86/100

Mionetto Francesco Mionetto Prosecco Brut
An IGT wine, secondary fermentation is in bottle, fermented with natural yeasts. Again, pear drop, typical Prosecco nose. A little bit of herbal character, but all very gentle. The palate has a softness and a very dry lemon fruit and acidity. Very nice in a gentle style that is also taut and precise. 88/100

Mionetto Sergio Vino Spumante Extra Dry
30% of this IGT wine is not Prosecco, but variousother indigenous grapes and a little Chardonnay. Dominated by the pear fruit on the nose, with a tiny toasty note. Quite sweet on the palate, with a lovely mouth-filling mousse and a long, peachy finish that is clean and clear, but easy to drink. 87/100

Mionetto Valdobbiadene Prosecco Extra Dry DOC
Elegant, quite subtle bubbles and aromas. Melon and a touch of apple fruit. The palate has a definite sweetness, with a crowd-pleasing peachiness and still quite a nice, fresh finish despite the lack of complexity. 87/100

Mionetto Sergio Rose Vino Spumante
70% Raboso, 30% Lagrein. Cherry pink colour. Strawberry Mivvi nose, with a touch of pomegranate. The palate has lovely fruit - more dry, pomegranate and raspberry and a pink grapefruit acidity. Lovely summery stuff. 87/100

Mionetto Prosecco Dry Cartizze
Very simple, very subtle on the nose, the palate has a big, almost orangy fruitiness, with plenty of tang but maybe just a slightly phenolic note detracting just slightly. 88/100

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