Budget Wine: Voveti DOC Prosecco, NV
Average Price: $17
Prosecco: Delicious bubbles for everyday. I am a huge fan of bubbly wine, both for special celebratory occasions and everyday triumphs, like getting through a tough week, finishing an assignment, or just because I feel like having a glass of bubbly!
While Champagne will remain the ultimate sparkling wine of choice for me, it is expensive to drink everyday. Prosecco is one of the most affordable and popular non-Champagne sparkling wines on the market, and who isn't charmed by its delicate floral aromas and alluring gentle mousse?
This Voveti Prosecco, NV is a relative newcomer to the market, launched just in 2011. It is deliciously fresh and brimming with delicate aromas and flavors of spring flowers, crispy apple, citrus and a hint of almond. The mousse is gentle and creamy, yet it shows vibrancy as the bubbles dance gracefully across your palate. The length is fairly persistent and it is very refreshing on the finish.
Voveti Prosecco at the Table
This is a light-bodied, delicately flavored wine, so I would avoid hearty dishes or dishes with very robust flavors. Of course it is delightful to sip as an apéritif while nibbling away at some almonds or cashews, but it is also lovely with cured meats such as Prosciutto di Parma, simply prepared seafood such as squid, clams or shrimp or even some lightly spicy Asian dishes. We enjoyed a bottle over lunch with a creamy mushroom quiche and a simple green salad.
About Voveti Prosecco
Voveti Prosecco actually belongs to the well-known Spanish Cava producer Freixenet. It was the brainchild of the Ferrer family (of Gloria Ferrer, California Sparkling fame - incidentally also part of Freixenet), who joined forces with the Collavini family in Friuli, Italy to manage production of the wine. Although the wine is vinified in Friuli, the grapes, in conformance with DOC Prosecco regulations, come from the Veneto region of Italy - the heart of Prosecco production in Italy.
Mary Gorman-McAdams, MW (Master of Wine), is a New York based wine educator, freelance writer and consultant.