By Kori ~ June 9th, 2011.
Would you like a quick suggestion for a good wine to drink tonight (or this weekend) that wonâ€™t break your budget and is widely available? Many of our readers have said this is something they would like, so here is this weekâ€™s selection, the NV Lunetta Prosecco Brut from the Trentino region in Italy.
Our selection criteria include:
- A very good Quality rating of >=3.5 stars (out of 5)
- A price tag of <=$15
- Must be widely available
Lunetta, which means â€œlittle moonâ€ in Italian, is produced from grapes that are handpicked and vinified at Cavitâ€™s state-of-the-art sparkling wine facility in the northern Italian region of Trentino. Anselmo Martini, one of northern Italyâ€™s top enologists, is the lead winemaker at Cavit.
â€œEnticing aromas of apple and peach give way to a palate that is refreshing, and harmonious, with crisp fruit flavors and a clean finish. Lunetta Prosecco is delightful as an aperitif or enjoyed with antipasti, hors dâ€™oeuvres, sushi, shellfish and seafood.â€ â€“The Cavit Collection
NV Lunetta Prosecco Brut (Trentino, Italy): Italian sparkling wine. Very pale straw yellow. Small, fairly fast bead of bubbles. Aromatic with white peach and apple on the nose; more apple, white peach, and a hint of lemon on the palate. Dry and light to medium-bodied with crisp acidity and a long finish.
Quality: 3.5 stars (out of 5)
QPR: 5 bangs for your buck (out of 5)
Where to buy: Fred Meyer (Seattle, Washington), $9.99; Available elsewhere, $10 to $13
Filed under: A Wine for Tonight, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Italian Wine, Sparkling Wine, Wines Under $10, Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25