Discovering a Vintage Prosecco Gem at Trader Joe’s: Cecilia Beretta Prosecco 2021 Review

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Discovering a Vintage Prosecco Gem at Trader Joe's: Cecilia Beretta Prosecco 2021 Review

Ever wondered if you could find a delicious, vintage Prosecco without breaking the bank? Well, I’ve got just the thing for you! I’m Domain Dave from Cheap Wine Finder, and I’m excited to share my thoughts on a Trader Joe’s wine that I’ve rediscovered: the Cecilia Beretta Prosecco 2021. This delightful find is priced at just $11.99 and comes from a family-owned winery with a long history. Listen in as I discuss the unique characteristics of this bubbly, including its adherence to DOCG standards, which guarantee the quality of the grapes and the winemaking process.

Join me as I take a few sips and describe the flavors and textures of this Prosecco in detail. With a nice balance of acidity and mouthwatering notes of lemon, grapefruit, apple, and more, this wine is perfect for a casual Tuesday night or a fancier occasion. Not only does it taste great, but it’s also quite the bargain when compared to prices at other retailers. So sit back, grab a glass, and toast to great wine at affordable prices with me in this episode of Cheap Wine Finder. Cheers!

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Welcome domain Dave here for cheap wine fightercom. with another podcast we did on a winery, we just wrote up on the cheap wine findercom website And today we've got a trader Joe's wine. It's one that's been around for a while And I think the last time I did it was a 2015 vintage Kind of forgot about it, and it's $11.99 and we'll talk about it Now. Probably butcher half the words here Because this Italian and my Italian is impeccable, but my pronunciation is horrible. It's just everything's bad. Cecilia Beretta, wilson, mato Valdio Beni. Prosecco 2021. I left out Superior and Brutes and the other part of where it's from, but this is a vintage dated Prosecco. Most of the Italian Bubbys Prosecco's you find in silver market are going to be non-vintage. They do that because they're trying to get a house style and they blend several different vintages together to get an identifiable wine that if you like it this year, you'll like it next year and the year after that. But when they have a really good vintage, they like to make a bottling that shows off that vintage And then you go to 2021. Prosecco Valdio Beni. I did better on the first one. There's a section in the middle of Prosecco region, rolling Hills And most of the area around. That is DOC, dementoification of Control, or something. It's the Italian wine board. They have the rules and regulations for how you can grow the grapes in the vineyard and how you can make the wine, and all that, and this is DOCG with the G being guaranteed. What they're guaranteeing is the quality and that the wines adhere to all the rules and regulations that ensure the quality. So that's kind of a good thing. On 1199 wine that you know they're not guaranteed you're going to like it, but they're going to guarantee that these are the best grapes, farmed with the best practices, and the wine or the bubbly was made with the best as they could do in the Prosecco region. So that's not too bad a deal. I'm gonna take a sip and we're gonna talk about it, because this is gonna be a little bit different. This is gonna be an individual wine rather than a house style wine. Cecilia Bereta is actually a wine where it's been around since the 80s from a wine family, the Pasqua family that I think they've been in wine industry since the 40s. So a lot of times these brand names are just made up brand names by the store, but this is a winery that do all sorts of Italian wines And they have land all over And this is an actual winery that's been around for over 40 years And it's actually a nice tasty Prosecco. It's got good acidity. The acidity sets your palate up for the next flavor, your next taste, and gives the flavors plenty of time to unfold, but it doesn't really bite. It's got a really nice balance to it And the flavors are, you know, it's kind of lemon and grapefruit and apple and maybe dried peach and some pear, maybe some nectarine, little bit of that salty nutty thing going on, not really a cream kind of thing, but it's kind of a little bit of a texture, if I can know it's sip. Yeah, i mean it's got nice flavor and good length to it And this is a solid Prosecco. I mean it's not flavor challenge, it's just a nice Prosecco. And for $12, and you're actually getting a wine that sells at other places. I think it's like and you're buying this in Ireland, it's $25. I'm not sure why wine isn't more expensive in Ireland but other places. 14, 16, 18, this is $11.99. So you're getting a wine at a really good price. I'm gonna inform myself a little bit more because as we talk I might want a little bit to just get my memory sparked. Yeah, so it's a really flavorful, not super complex. You know this is not doesn't have a tons of depth and it's not a powerful bubbly, but it's just a taste good and it's a nice flavor and it's got good length. You know, it's got the things that you kind of want in a value-priced wine. And then there you go. I mean it's a bargain, it's underpriced what you get in a store. It tastes great, it's made to exacting standards, it's by a winery. It's been around for 40 years. You know it's one of those things that you know isn't wine great. You can get these bargains pretty much all the time. I'm gonna take one more sip and we'll close this thing up because it's just a good bubbly. It's at 12 bucks. It could be a Tuesday night. You can actually have, you know, fish, maybe really fancy salads or something with this. You know it'll pair with food. It's got these cities to cut through. I'll take one more sip and we'll say adios. Yeah, i mean, it's got full flavor, it's got length, it's good wine. It's the Cecilio Berreta Mello's Maddo Valdio, benny Perseco 2021, and all the superiors in there too. It's Italian and then they made it. They made it way longer than it needed to be, but that doesn't matter, because it's easy to drink and that's all that does matter. So, adios, that's it for me. Domain Day from cheapwinefightercom. Stay cool, stay safe, and we've got more coming up. We'll try to do summer, tuesday night out on the porch things, and maybe a pop-up, a few fancy Saturday night wine stews. Well, we'll find them. So, adios, take it easy, keep it cheap, and I'll be talking to you, see you.

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