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Prosecco tasting notes

text and photographs © 2009 Tom Cannavan

These notes accompany our in-depth feature on Prosecco.


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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