Bottled at Mionetto at nelle Cantine di Crocetta del Montello in north eastern Italy, this is a light, bubbly Prosecco made from the white Glera grape.
Prosecco is extremely popular – so much so that sales increased in Canada by 266% between 2006-2010. And there are literally oceans of the stuff still being produced for markets around the world.
It’s sparkling wine that is not usually of the highest quality, but the price is right and it almost always works as an easy accompaniment to brunch or evening appetizers.
The colour of palest lemon with a light mousse, the Pergolo has an almost neutral nose of soft citrus and melon. It is dry but offers a definite fruity sweetness with average acidity and light alcohol. The moderate flavours include lemon mousse and meringue with honeydew melon, green pear, with a bitter almond and melon rind finish.
WSET Good. A simple, but tasty and light drink – enjoy now; don’t age.
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