By Jessica Yadegaran
Tuesday, April 24th, 2007 at 10:59 am in Uncategorized.
I went to a free tasting at Prima Vini in Walnut Creek on Friday after work, and tasted some fabulous Proseccos. Get your hands on these while wine director John Rittmaster has them in stock. From Italia has them too:
The 2005 Zucchetto Prosecco Valdobbiadene Puro-Fol ($17.25) is great for people who like very low sugar in their sparkling wines. Because of the pure flavor, they call this the “Naked King.” There’s a lot of citrus, tangerine and grapefruit and even some mint in the aroma. The taste is creamy but crisp with a lot of mineral. The winemaker recommends it with fish.
The 2005 Zucchetto Cartizze Valdobbiadene Superiore ($24.50) is my preference. It comes from the most prestigious cru in the area. The aroma is all white peach and the flavor is glazed almonds. The finish is gorgeous. The Prosecco grapes are all estate grown. The recommend this one with desserts or sweet focaccia, but I’d have this with Thai or Vietnamese food. YUM!