Wine Review – Villa Grande NV Pinot Prosecco, Veneto, Italy

Winery: Villa GrandaVillaGrandeFront

Bottling: NV Pinot Prosecco (75% Pinot Bianco, 15% Prosecco, 10% Pinot Nero)

Region: Italy

Sub-Region: Veneto

Estimated Retail Price: $12

Purchase Details: Purchased for $11.99 plus tax at K&L Wine Merchants in the South of Market neighborhood.

Tasting Notes: In the glass, a watermelon bubble gum pinkish tint.  On the nose, aromas of white roses, fresh peaches and a little yeast.  In the mouth, the aromas of peaches, white roses and yeast are echoed as flavors.  Nice and  tangy, with a hint of nuts and almond on the finish.

Nothing says fun like rose and bubbles during the summer.  This pinot prosecco is a unique and fun libation that will surely be a crowd pleaser for both its appearance and of course, its flavor.

VillaGrandeBackFood Pairing & Context in Which to Enjoy: This is a great choice as either an aperitif or as a welcome wine to kick off a summer picnic at the beach.

Winery & Other Background Information: Ok, so we bought this wine purely because the bottle looked so pretty.  I admit it, some times we buy a bottle or two purely on aesthetics.  Luckily one of the K&L associates said despite its snazzy, attractive packaging, the wine is actually good.  You can’t always say that about wines that have “cute” labels as a replacement for the actual plonk that’s in the bottle.

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