*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from Natural Wine Merchants.
I have been all about the bubbles in the last couple of weeks. It must be the holidays. Picture me singing, totally off-key because I’m pretty tone deaf: “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…. .” Yes indeed, I have the holidays and sparklers on my mind. Tonight we tried the Pizzolata Fields Prosecco, which has a kind of cork that was part way in the neck of the bottle and part out…in any case, it took me forever and a day to open the bottle, it clocked in at 11% alcohol by volume, and retails for around $11.
Four takeaways from this wine:
1.) Damn that cork was IMPOSSIBLE to get out. Removing it involved me whining and almost ready to slam the top of the bottle against some bricks.
2.) Other than the cork, this was an excellent Prosecco.
3.) $11. Need I say more?
4.) Bready with notes of candle wax and green apples, combined with fine bubbles, which rocks my world.
On the nose of the wine I got lemon, green apple, candle wax, and bread. In the mouth I found notes of honey, lemon, and pear. Overall I found the wine to be quite dry with tiny bubbles, though I would honestly describe it as more prickly than bubbly. At the price point, serve it at your next party or with dinner on Tuesday.