Lets slide one last one under the door for New Year’s Eve. Hailing from Treviso, Italy, this Brut is a much more affordable prosecco from the folks at Cantine Maschio. Being a brut, Cantine Maschio Brut Prosecco has the characteristic dryness, but how much fruit and flavor does it bring to the party?
Sight: Light straw color, with a moderate amount of tiny bubbles.
Smell: Nectarines that aren’t quite ripe and a bit of apricot leap to the forefront. Light green apple and lemon notes in the background.
Sip: There’s a touch fresh fruit style acidic sweetness that opens on the tip of the tongue, like a white peach. There’s a good amount of lemon as well, with a lot of unripe apricot. The wine is dry, but full for fresh fruit flavors, energetic bubbles, and a light mouth feel. [A.B.V. 11%]
Savor: Very clean, with a mild stone fruit flavor that lingers pleasantly.
Overall Cantine Maschio Brut Prosecco is very fresh, fruity, and energetic. This wine would be perfect for a Bellini stand in, a French 75 substitute, or a mimosa. It’s also quite a happy wine on its own. It doesn’t have a ton of depth, but it definitely worth opening for New Year’s Eve at under $10.
Verdict: Going out with a bang.
Denominazione di Origine Controllata, Treviso, Italy