Non-Vintage - bottled 2019
Origin: D.O.C. Veneto - "Proper Fizz" - Cantine dei Castelli
Taste guide: Dry, floral and apple/pear bouquet, fruity palate with clean acidity, good mousse, unoaked
75cl - 11.5% - mushroom cork closure
Suitable for Vegans and Vegetarians
The Prosecco from "Jamie's Italian" restaurant chain now available to buy retail due to that chain's collapse.
Produced from 100% Giera grapes grown on vineyards situated on gentle hillside slopes in the Veneto region with a regulated planting density to ensure the vines produce the optimum fruit. The grapes were carefully picked in mid-late September when they reached full maturity but still retaining a high level of acidity that helps express the freshness and fruitiness of Proscco DOC.
The grapes were destemmed and very gently pressed in a pneumatic press. Prior to fermentation the juice was chilled to allow a natural sedimentation of the solids and juice. Selected yeasts were added to initiate fermentation. As soon as the fermentation finished the wine was racked and then cooled to prevent malolactic fermentation, in order to retain the fresh aromas. The resultant still wine was then given its fizz under the Charmat method.
"Proper Fizz" has fine bubbles, with a classic Prosecco DOC aromatic nose. The wine is very soft on the palate, offering refreshing acidity with lots of mouth-filling tropical fruit and citrus flavours. This is an enjoyable, everyday drinking wine, ideally served as an aperitif.
Bottled in 2019 so is very fresh and clean.
Note this is Extra Dry Prosecco so is not as dry as Brut Prosecco which is the main style seen on the High Street. Also be aware that many lower priced supermarket Proseccos are not the bargain they may appear as they are the cheaper "Frizzante" style with limited fizz. This is the far better "Spumante" style which offers more consistent bubbles
When originally launched, Jamie Oliver's Prosecco was listed in Tesco where it sold for £9.99. Reviewed then by an independent wine writer as "Crisp and fresh, with flavours of green apple and peach, it was everything we expected from a Prosecco"
Listed on "Jamie's Italian" wine list at £29.90. Binendwines' price is just £7.95.