The Mionetto Prosecco Treviso Brut is a Sparkling wine from a winery founded in 1887 in the Valdobbiadene region of Veneto which is now located inside the Prosecco DOC region of northern Italy. The winery changed to the Charmat Method in 1982.
The Charmat Method is by far the main production technique used in Prosecco. The second fermentation occurs in large pressurized vats called autoclaves. The wine from the first fermentation is transferred into the vat and a measured amount of yeast and sugar is added. The desired amount of pressure is calculated and the pressure forces the carbon dioxide released in the fermentation process back into the wine. The 2nd fermentation can last from a week or two to several months.
The Mionetto Prosecco Treviso Brut uses the Glera grape which is used exclusively in Prosecco wines except for Prosecco Rosé where a Red grape is also added. The vineyards are located in the Treviso DOC section of Prosecco which is south of the village of Prosecco and not far from the Valdobbiadene DOCG region where the winery is situated.
The Mionetto Prosecco Treviso Brut is a Dry or not sweet Sparkling wine, though 2/3s of all Prosecco produced are Extra Dry or slightly sweet. The Glera grape can use a little sweetness to round off the flavors and the acidity balances the sugar so the Bubbly does not taste sweet.
The Mionetto Prosecco Treviso Brut is a non-vintage Sparkling wine and is the main style of Mionetto Prosecco. They have more upscale Prosecco wines with grapes from high-end vineyards and longer 2nd fermentation times, but those wines are all based on the Mionetto Prosecco Treviso Brut.
Non-vintage Prosecco is created so the House-style is replicated vintage after vintage. That way every time you pop the top on a bottle of Mionetto Prosecco Treviso Brut you are guaranteed the same flavor and quality. The alcohol content is 11%.
The Mionetto Prosecco Treviso Brut Tasting Notes
The color is almost clear with a hint of gold. The nose is fresh and crisp, there is grapefruit, lemon, green apple, lime, a whiff of crusty bread, and light candy spice. The Mionetto Prosecco Treviso Brut is citrus focused with a firm mouthfeel.
This Bubbly tastes like grapefuit, peach, and lemon chiffon, with a slap of interesting spice. The mid-palate mirrors the main body of this Bubbly but does show dried apricot, that salty/nutty “on lees” sensation and unsweetened pineapple.
This is a Dry Bubbly and most of the flavors evaporate on your palate, but the acidity allows the flavors that remain to linger, it is a very attractive flavor profile.
- The Mionetto Prosecco Treviso Brut is both classy and very affordable.
- This is a Sparkling wine that you would have before or after the meal and is cheap enough fto drink while binging on your favorite guilty pleasure series.
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