Mont’Albano DOC Prosecco

Mont’Albano DOC Prosecco NV (organic, frizzante)

Varietal glera; normal cork closure, tied down by string, 11% abv. Out of This World organic supermarket, about £13

Vinification – indeterminable, likely tank method.

Regarding mousse activity relative to a full sparkling Conegliano-Valdobbiadene DOCG, the Mont’Albano mousse is weak and subsides very quickly, this was tested by switching two tasting glasses between the two wines several times; and whilst it is possible to work up a real froth with some persistence in the mouth with the DOCG wine, this was not the case with the DOC.

WSET style tasting note
Appearance – pale intensity lemon, showing small bubbles and tears.

Nose – clean on the nose, with a medium intensity, youthful, with aromas of green apple, ripe grapefruit and a hint of lime and spice.

Palate – a dry wine, with medium (+) acidity, no tannin, medium (-) alcohol and light body, with medium intensity flavours of green apple and grapefruit.  A delicate mousse, with a medium persistence, and a crisp finish on a medium length.

Quality – a good quality sparkling wine, with fairly restrained green fruit aromas and flavours  – not unwelcome in the face of some strident Prosecco offerings. It is a harmonious wine, with a balance between acidity and alcohol + residual sugar, with a low key mousse and a clean, crisp, medium finish.

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