Aldi Specially Selected Valdobbiadene Extra Dry Prosecco 2022

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Aldi Specially Selected Valdobbiadene Extra Dry Prosecco 2022
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The Aldi Specially Selected Valdobbiadene Extra Dry Prosecco 2022 is a $10.99 Aldi exclusive, it is part of 10 wines in the Specially Selected series featuring wines from all over the world. Here is a link to their French Sparkling wine LINK. Aldi does not offer any details on the wines, such as why they specially selected this particular Italian Bubbly.

Aldi Specially Selected Valdobbiadene Extra Dry Prosecco 2022

So we are left to figure it out for ourselves. First, this is a vintage-dated Prosecco (2022), the bulk of the value-priced prosecco wines are non-vintage. They blend several vintages to achieve a seamless “House Style”, every vintage, every year giving the same drinking experience. Vintage-dated wines are the expression of what the vineyard had to offer in that year.

The Aldi Specially Selected Valdobbiadene Extra Dry Prosecco 2022 is rated an Extra Dry Sparkling wine indicating that it is slightly sweet. This is how Italians prefer their Prosecco. That does not mean this is a sweet wine since Prosecco’s natural acidity balances any residual sugar in the wine. The effect is more nectar-sweet, like biting into a ripe peach, than sugar-sweet.

Valdobbiadene is the DOCG-designated area in the middle of the Prosecco region, it features rolling hills. Rolling hills are desirable for vineyards since the vines are staggered and each vine gets equal access to the sun and rainfall flows downhill. The vines get a good drink, but the water does not pool which can cause mold and disease.

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The typical supermarket Prosecco is a DOC-designated Sparkling wine, so the Specially Selected is a step above.

The Aldi Specially Selected Valdobbiadene Extra Dry Prosecco 2022 has an alcohol content of 11.5%. Prosecco uses the Glera grape.

The Aldi Specially Selected Valdobbiadene Extra Dry Prosecco 2022 Tasting Notes

The color is silver with a hint of gold. The nose is citrus, a little spice, apple, peach, pear, and lemon. The Aldi Specially Selected Valdobbiadene Extra Dry Prosecco 2022 is crisp and clean with a little cotton candy flavor.

This Sparkling wine tastes like peach, pink lemonade, apple, pear, lime, and tart hard candy. The mid-palate mirrors the body of the wine but does add a hint of cream, and nectarine. The acidity does its job well.

The Summary

  • The Aldi Specially Selected Valdobbiadene Extra Dry Prosecco 2022 is a tasty, interesting Prosecco.
  • That hint of cotton candy and tart sour candy make this wine.
  • I was a bit jaded when it came to Prosecco, but this Bubbly opened my eyes.
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