San Venanzio Prosecco Valdobbiadene Superiore Brut (Elsewhere $20)
Delicately scented, this alluring sparkler opens with aromas of white flowers and freshly picked orchard fruit. The vibrant, linear palate delivers crisp apple, pear and a citrus note accompanied by racy acidity and an elegant perlage. (KO)
This is round and delicious with candied-apple and lemon aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, fresh and clean. Drink now.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Breaking with tradition, the non-vintage Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze Brut highlights this special single vineyard but offers no residual sugar. This sparkler is lean and tight with steely effervescence and lingering tones of green apple and white cherry. (ML)
San Venanzio has won many awards over the years. At K&L they get the coveted "Guido" award two thumbs up and three stars for value. On the nose, there are generous notes of apples, peaches, tropical fruits and pear blossom. It’s wonderfully balanced and elegant, with a pleasurable spiciness. The palate is rich and creamy, with pretty fruit closely mirroring the nose and admirable fullness and length. This is balanced, elegant and an excellent apéritif. (Mike Parres K&L San Francisco)