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I received 5 different types of bottles of Montelliana Prosecco for a sponsored tasting from Wine 4 Winners. Each one of these Prosecco’s has their own distinctive characteristics, and I invited a few Prosecco wine fans and created a menu to pair with these bubblies.
Our first taste was the Montelliano Treviso Frizzante Tappo Vite BVS. Being a Frizzante Prosecco it is a semi-sparkling wine, still very fresh without a lot of effervescence. This wine was almost clear, with white flowers and delicate pear on the nose. We tasted citrus with grapefruit on the end of the finish. This wine is a gentler form of Prosecco and it would be great to drink by the pool and as a refreshing summer beverage. This bubbly would be a good introduction to new Prosecco drinkers. We loved this wine with Camembert and French bread.
The Montelliana Prosecco Treviso Extra Dry with straw yellow sparkle and yellow pear on the nose. It’s very fresh. My friend described this as “baby’s breath lightness” and we all tasted apricot on the palate. This wine paired well with the ‘No Way Rosé’ Fontina cheese from Aldi.
The Montelliana “Meliora” Prosecco Rose DOC Brut was interesting. This wine is a combination of Glera and Pinot Noir grapes. It is subtle pink in colour with floral and red fruit on the nose. Even though it has a delicate flavor it does taste better with food. This wine paired well with the melon and prosciutto.
The Montelliana “Meliora” Prosecco Millesimato DOC Treviso Extra Dry was inspired from the times when the best wine from the Treviso area was taxed an extra 40%. These grapes are handpicked from the Treviso hills. This wine has a soft straw colour, with grapefruit on the nose. A delightful freshness with grapefruit and minerality on the palate which comes from the sedimentary rock where the grapes are grown. A nice round velvety balanced finish. This wine paired really well with the mushroom and spinach frittata.
The Montelliana “57” Asolo Prosecco Superiore DOCG Extra Dry is from the hill area of Asolo. The wine is classified as a DOCG Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin),versus DOC Denominazione di Origine Controllata (Denomination of Controlled Origin). If you are wondering what the difference is between a DOC and DOCG, it is the Italian wine quality classification standards that regulate wine colour, vinification techniques, yield, and alcohol levels. The DOCG indicates that this wine meets the top superior quality wine classification standards.
This wine has a light clear straw colour with mango and white peach on the palate. This wine is the sweetest of the five with 16 grams of sugar per liter. There is a nice balance of minerality with acidity and a long finish. This wine went well with dessert. We paired this wine with strawberry bars and chocolate cupcakes and the sweetness of wine complemented the sweetness and tartness of the strawberry bars.
These wines provided insight to the variety of Prosecco. I hope you get an opportunity to visit Wine4Winners and taste some of their wines from the U.S. and the world!