This is the second part of our Olympic (I can’t let go just yet) meal, which of course mans dessert and sparkling wine! Here is the link for last week.
Some folks love Prosecco. I mean, I know people who prefer Prosecco to any other alcohol. And then there’s others I know who don’t love alcohol, but don’t love wine, but will choose Prosecco, which has been used in place of champagne. I may have been that guy once.
But I’ve evolved, or I think I have. I like anything and everything. I’ll try anything and everything, within reason. Maybe there is no reason. However, the bottle I purchased from Tavernello didn’t come as advertised, well sort of.
My friend and I agreed that it was ok, but nothing special. The back of the label reads: ‘intense and complex; and ‘fine, fruity, and fragrant’. I applaud the alliteration (ha), but our friends at Chesapeake Wine Company (where I found this bottle) correctly stated that it was light, refreshing, and with citrus hints. If the winemakers weren’t as ambitious with their synopsis, I may like it a bit more. But this wine isn’t for everyone, and at least on this night, it wasn’t for us.
Thankfully the cheesecake was more than enough to compensate for our glass. It’s possible that the pairing clashed, and that the flavors of the wine got lost in the mix.
I think some people are going to love this. And at $11, it’s going to work for many. It’s a reasonable price for an adequate label. Personally, I think this belongs under $10, but that will all depend on where you purchase. And first impressions and encounters can’t always be viewed as the gospel. I would definitely give them another go. They have plenty to offer .
In perusing their website, I love that they are environmentally conscious and show social responsibility. That’s going above and beyond here. That will draw me back to try another one of their wines much sooner than later.
Their website is truly accessible and as you can see, their comments box can seen across the bottom of their site, regardless of where else you click.
On a personal level, this same cfriend of mine throws a lot of amazing dinner parties. Some time back I brought a Prosecco that paired perfectly with a particular meal. As the weather beings to turn (ew), this will be revisited and maybe even recreated.
Have a good one,