The Cecilia Beretta Millesimato Valdobbiadene Prosecco 2021 is an $11.99 Trader Joe’s wine though it is available at a higher price elsewhere. Cecilia Beretta is a brand and winery owned by the Pasqua family since the early 1980s and they have a history in wine starting in the 1940s.
Millesimato means that this is a vintage-dated wine. Most Prosecco and even more affordable Champagne wines are non-vintage. They blend several vintages together to establish a repeatable ” House-Style ” each year. Vintage-date Bubbly is typically produced in excellent vintages to show off their vineyards.
Most Prosecco is designated a DOC wine, but the Valdobbiadene region in the middle of Prosecco is ranked as DOCG with the G meaning guaranteed. It is the quality and the standards that are certified, not that you are sure to live it.
The Cecilia Beretta Millesimato Valdobbiadene Prosecco 2021 is made from the Glera grape and the second fermentation occurs in huge pressurized tanks. The 2nd fermentation typically lasts a few weeks to a few months. The pressure in the vats allows the bubbles to integrate more quickly than the traditional Champagne Method. There are no production notes for this Bubbly but these unique Prosecco often have longer 2nd fermentation periods.
This is a Brut or Dry Prosecco about 2/3s of all Prosecco produced is Extra-Dry or slightly sweet. The Italians themselves prefer their Prosecco slightly sweet. The alcohol content is 11%.
The Cecilia Beretta Millesimato Valdobbiadene Prosecco 2021 Tasting Notes
The color is almost silver. The nose is citrus with a hit of spice, pear apple, with a floral edge. The Cecilia Beretta Millesimato Valdobbiadene Prosecco 2021 is crisp with rounded flavors and excellent length.
This Prosecco tastes like lemon, apple, grapefruit, and dried peach, along with soft spice. The mid-palate shows melon, nectarine, a salty sensation, and lime. The acidity is in the pocket it sets you up for the next sip and allows the flavors to last.
- The Cecilia Beretta Millesimato Valdobbiadene Prosecco 2021 is an excellent $12 Prosecco
- It has smooth flavor and balance and while not being overly complex it does deliver in the flavor department.