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Prosecco tasting notes

text and photographs © 2009 Tom Cannavan

These notes accompany our in-depth feature on Prosecco.


Sorelle Bronca Prosecco Brut
Quite a deep, rounded, full aroma with some lightly nutty notes to peach-down fruit. The palate too has weight and texture: there's an apparent touch of sweetness, but also a full, broad mid-palate than many wines lack, with good acidity in the finish. 89/100

Sorelle Bronca Prosecco Extra Dry
The nose of the Extra Dry is slightly brighter with more of a pear and lemon sherbet note, but invitingly fresh. The palate is not apparently sweeter, but has a freshness and a really racy acidity that pushes through. Delightful too, with a more floral and precocious character. 89/100

Sorelle Bronca Prosecco Particella 68 Extra Dry
Made from 100% must with one fermentation (expensive method, keeping must chilled). Tint apricotty, almost figgy note, backed up by apple-fresh aromas. Quite a decisive palate, with a huge attack of fresh, crisp, sparky mousse that fills the mouth with clean top notes, but backed up a by a sour lemon fruit and acidity. 20g/l dry extract from yields of 50hl/ha. A very particular - and very good - rethinking of Prosecco. 92/100

Sorelle Bronca 'Ser Belle' 2005
Sorelle Bronca's red wine, a Cabernet-Merlot blend. Quite a wild, gamy, herbal and garrigue character under a layer of coffee and cedary oak, with all sorts of meaty and exotic, incense-like and spice notes. Very smooth, ripe, mouth-filling black fruit with a hint of wild cherry and herbs, and lovely life and balance. Long, spicy finish with super-smooth tannins. Very impressive. 92/100.

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