Wine of the Week: Drusian Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Brut -$13.99
Dwight Casimere | 1/31/2019, noon
Direct from the home of Prosecco in Valdobbiadene, northeastern Italy, comes this delightfully dry, yet refreshing Prosecco that is perfect for today's lighter, varied cuisine. Zesty with aromas of white flowers and juicy, tart, lemons and hints of green apple, this is a well-made example of what Prosecco was meant to be; uncomplicated.
There are nice persistent bubbles that keep it interesting and lively throughout with some nice complexity with emerging flavors of Asian pear and almond on the tongue. Shrimp salad, lobster roll or Asian chicken salad comes to mind as first choices. Equally at home is a nice platter of soft cheeses and salumi with a few dried apricots, berries and a nice bowl of mixed premium nuts on the side for an afternoon or early cocktail hour of just sipping.
Don't forget that all-time favorite, the Venetian spritz, also known as Aperol spritzer, made with equal parts Aperol, an orange based liqueur made by the same people that make Campari, Drusian Prosecco Superiore and a dash of Triple Sec (my version) topped off with a splash of Pellegrino and garnished with a healthy slice of orange.