Our New Year’s Eve was spent at home but I wasn’t about to let an opportunity for Prosecco pass me by! It’s something I usually save for festive occasions and having a movie marathon on the couch seemed like reason enough!
Our first Prosecco of the evening was the unflavored option from the people who brought you Cranberry Secco, aptly named Secco.
Secco had a lightly scented nose with minerals, banana, and yeasty bread scents. Surprisingly, the palate had a lot of bright citrus, minerals, and hints of tropical flavors including jackfruit! The bubbles were a little smaller than standard Prosecco and the finish was fairly medium in length without much flavor. The acidity wasn’t overwhelming as some Prosseco can be. If the flavor didn’t evaporate so quickly I’d have rated it higher but as it stands, it’s an 85 pointer which isn’t bad for $5.
Cecilia Beretta 2013 Prosecco di Conegliano-Valdobbiadene Brut Millesimato was our second Prosecco. It’s a beautiful wine with an equally beautiful bottle. The color is super pale and the bubbles were s fine as domestic sparklers. The Cecilia Beretta 2013 Prosecco di Conegliano-Valdobbiadene Brut Millesimato has an intense floral nose. Acacia flowers, orange blossoms, and lemon cream jump out of the glass to meet you. The palate has the same floral and creamy citrus notes coupled with a bit of nuttiness and apple. The finish is dry and clean with minerals and nutty notes. It’s certainly the best Prosecco I’ve had in the USA at the $10 mark. A solid 88 points.
While I enjoyed the tropical fruits of the Secco, I wish there was a bit more length to the wine. The Cecilia Beretta 2013 Prosecco di Conegliano-Valdobbiadene Brut Millesimato was delightful and practically perfect for the price point. If I was throwing a party, I’d choose the latter for company as its equally impressive in or out of the bottle.
Did you have any good bubbly this holiday season? Was it Prosecco? Let us know in the comments below!