Il Rosé Mionetto
Grapes: Raboso, Cabernet
Prosecco, Italy’s famed sparkling wine, and the name of the white grape that is used to produce the bubbly itself, hails from the Veneto region, in the northeast of the Italian boot and it’s typically a fantastic value wine find – as versatile as it is economical. The dominant Prosecco producing towns are Valdobbiadene and Conegliano. A good prosecco will offer delicate fruit and enticing aromatics, lots of bubbles (spumante) or lightly-bubbled (frizzante) and usually lie on the dry to off-dry side of the style spectrum. More expensive bottles will add more fruit vigour, more balance and loads of high-intensity aromatics. On the palate you can expect Prosecco to deliver ripe assorted apple, pear, some citrus and often a dash of nutty almond flavouring.
Prosecco is made using the Charmat method, making these wines a first rate wine to drink young and fresh. In general, Prosecco yields lower alcohol levels than many of its still wine counterparts and is best consumed within 2 years of release. Prosecco has another claim to fame, as Venice’s popular Bellini cocktail is traditionally made with Prosecco and peach puree. If you are looking for a food-friendly, guest-friendly, easy-going, value-conscious, festive, sparkling white wine find – you will be hard pressed to do better than Italy’s popular Prosecco. Serve well-chilled.
Food Pairing Options:
Give Prosecco a go with Prosciutto, stuffed mushrooms, creamy sauces, almonds, seafood, fried fare, spicy Asian entrées and even potato chips or buttered popcorn. This is a very forgiving, food-friendly sparkling wine option.
The story of a passion for Italian bubbles
In 1887 the love and passion for the land of master winemaker Francesco Mionetto, the forefather of the family, led him to open the Mionetto winery set amidst the gently rolling hills of Valdobbiadene, in the heart of the Conegliano-Valdobbiadene D.O.C.G. area. In its one hundred and twenty-five years of history, Mionetto has become a flagship for the area and a shining example of Prosecco production on the international scene as well as a pioneer in exporting Prosecco to the United States, where Mionetto USA Inc. has been in operation in New York since 1998. The complete takeover of the winery in 2009 by the German Group Henkell & Co. Sektkellerei KG, based in Wiesbaden, one of the major European sparkling wine producers, has led to further opportunities for growth both on the Italian and international markets, whilst retaining continuity of management style and cultural ties with the winery’s local area.
Since the very beginning, Mionetto has always been a modern, innovative company able to anticipate fashions and trends whilst at the same time maintaining a strong bond with the traditions of its homeland, a feature which still today sets it apart from other sparkling wine producers. Passion, tradition, research and excellence are the fundamental values of this winery and its brand, each with their own unique, unmistakable style.