Candoni Prosecco

Review by Eric Tansey, CSW, Sommelier                                                                                                 The Candoni Prosecco is a sparkling wine from the north west of Italy. It is an instant favorite or go-to sparkling wine for under $15. Light straw almost clear in color, this sparkler is popping. Popping aromas, popping bubbles, and popping fruit and acidity.

The nose on the Candoni Prosecco has very distinct Granny Smith apple and lemon zest aromas. On the front of the palate the wine has enormous amounts of green apple-like fruit that almost immediately dissipates on the tongue with the bubbles, leaving a subtle hint of pink cotton candy on the mid-palate.

The finish is all balanced out by a classy mineral finish. Candoni Prosecco was a real rollercoaster but the more I thought about the wine and the more I swished it around in my mouth, the more I realized that I really liked everything about it. Very fun wine, and even more fun knowing the price. Surprise the ladies at Bonco night or pop a bottle on a date, take a picture, share it with us, get some swag. Cheers!

Tansey’s Blind Rating – 90 Points 

No Other Ratings Found


The Break Down

95%
Dryness level
85%
Fruit
85%
Acidity

Selection – Candoni Prosecco 

Region – Veneto, Italy 

Vintage – Non Vintage

Varietal – Glera 

Oak – Unoaked

Style- Charmat Method/ Tank Method

Suggested Glassware- Champagne Flute, Riedel Sauvignon Blanc Glass

Alcohol – 11%

Food Pairings – Sushi, Chinese take-out, asparagus, strawberry short cake


What is Prosecco 

Prosseco is an Italian wine region that is famous for classic sparkling wines made from the Glera Grape and sometimes blended with other minor varietals. Prosecco is located inside of the larger Veneto region in northeast Italy.

Prosecco is often made using the Charmat Method which means that the wine is begun in the same way as any other white wine but instead of bottling the wine and adding yeast and sugar to jump start another fermentation to create CO2 (bubbles), the wine is placed into a large vat and then the yeast and sugar is added, so that the secondary fermentation is completed inside of the tank.

This is a much more inexpensive way of making sparkling wine which in turn drives down the cost for you, the consumer.

What does Prosecco taste like?

Prosecco is often much fruitier than its traditional rival, Champagne. But do not confuse “fruity” with “sweet”! This sparkling wine is Brut (dry) and has taste characteristics of green apples, melon, and hazelnuts. These wines are great with spicy dishes or asian cuisine. They are also just heckuva lot of fun by themselves or as a welcome toast at any party. Cheers! Eric Tansey, CSW

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From the Winery, Candoni Prosecco 

Delicate and fruity with a hint of honey, Candoni Prosecco is crisp and clean in the mouth. It has a pleasant acidity level that leaves behind a delicious and persistent freshness with a dry, well-balanced finish. http://www.candonidezanwines.com/wines/candoni/candoni-wines/etruscan-collection/prosecco-brut-doc/