Especially after a long hot horseback ride in the Tennessee Mountains! On our recent vacation, this bottle met my criteria of being low alcohol and supposedly having a cork I could remove without a corkscrew. Well, that last bit was TOTALLY wrong, but the rest worked out! I removed the foil from the bottle only to discover that it had a real cork, not a Champagne closure! Oops! Thankfully I found a corkscrew in the cabin. The wine I picked as a pick-me-up after a tiring day? The NV Riondo Prosecco Frizzante from Italy. It clocked in at 10.5% alcohol by volume and cost me $12.99 at a shop close to work. I see you can buy it for $10 on the internet, which is a fabulous deal!
On the nose I got flowers, lemon, honey, pear, apple, and bread. In the mouth I found pear, green apple, a touch of honey, and apple cider. This isn’t a complicated wine or one to ponder but for $10, it’s a great sparkling wine at a low alcohol content that would go great as a before dinner drink or just to sip on the porch on a hot day. Drink up!