San Venanzio Prosecco Valdobbiadene Superiore Brut (Elsewhere $20)

SKU #1072010 91 points Wine Enthusiast

 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)  (12/2015)

James Suckling

 This is round and delicious with candied-apple and lemon aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, fresh and clean. Drink now.  (10/2015)

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)  (11/2014)

K&L Notes

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)

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By: Greg St. Clair | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/7/2016 | Send Email
I was stunned by the superlative quality in this vintage of San Venanzio: 2015 has been just an exceptional vintage across Italy and most of Europe and it didn’t skip Valdobbiadene. The fruit in the nose of this wine is so pure, clean and vibrant it outgrows the appellation, the wine has so much minerality, clean focus yet still retains that Prosecco elegance and balance. Sensational finish!
Drink from 2016 to 2018

By: Sarah Covey | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/12/2016 | Send Email
This Prosecco never fails to impress me. Pretty citrus, pear, spice and golden delicious apple nose, lovely minerality. A clean and refreshing Prosecco for your summer entertaining! Try it with fresh black figs wrapped in proscuitto, tiny goat cheese & fontina grilled cheese sandwiches, or simply to toast a fun night with friends.
Top Value!

By: Scott Beckerley | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/10/2016 | Send Email
This very pretty, rich and creamy Prosecco has been a favorite here for a while now. It has a mouthwatering nose of peaches and nectarines with just a hint of Key lime. The palate follows the characteristics of the nose, but has the addition of cream with a citrus finish. Don't miss this one!

By: Mike Parres | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/10/2015 | Send Email
This is a wine of great balance and elegance and an excellent aperitif for all social occasions. A must have this holiday season, for yourself and if guests drop by. On the nose you will find generous fruit, releasing hints of apples, peaches and tropical fruit, plus wisteria blossoms, wonderful balance and elegance complement a pleasurably spiciness. The Palate is velvety, crisp, and fruity, admirable fullness and length, closely mirroring the nose.

By: Jeff Garneau | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/10/2015 | Send Email
While the classic Italian Prosecco is "Extra Dry", with just a touch of sweetness on the finish, this charming sparkling wine from San Venanzio is made in a "Brut" style more familiar to American palates. At a mere 11.5% alcohol and at the very attractive, direct import price of $12.99, it's easy on both your palate and your wallet. Crisp, bone dry, refreshing. Low in alchohol. Low in price. An ideal aperitif you can enjoy every day.

By: Kirk Walker | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/3/2015 | Send Email
Clean pear fruit backed by fairly intense minerality. There is way more wine in this bottle of bubbles than you would expect from a Prosecco at this price point.

By: David Driscoll | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/10/2015 | Send Email
This is stunning for the price. Light, airy, a touch of stone fruit with a hint of what seems like sweetness, but really is just ripeness. It's fresh and dry and lovely. And the price!

By: Jim Boyce | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/26/2015 | Send Email
One of our favorite Direct Import deals, the San Venanzio is full of fresh pear and peaches and cream, with a refreshing, mineral driven finish that will make you wonder how that first glass disappeared so quickly!

By: Mari Keilman | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/31/2012 | Send Email
This new direct buy is filled with delicate high tones of floral on the nose and an abundance of upfront pear and peach on the palate. Just found my new BBQ bubble bottle.

By: Christie Brunick | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 12/14/2011 | Send Email
A delightful Prosecco from Italy which is dry but still very soft and elegant on the palate. Perfect Party bubbles for the Holiday season!

By: Kyle Kurani | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/27/2011 | Send Email
Exactly what I look for in a Prosecco, crisp, refreshing and fruity without being sweet and cloying. Greg did a wonderful job finding this producer to bring in directly, stone and core fruits jump out of the glass, continuing on the palate with a lovely clean mouth feel. A bright lovely drink that is the perfect start of an evening.

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Varietal:

Other White Wines

Country:

Italy

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Sub-Region:

Veneto

Alcohol Content (%): 11.5