Hy­land’s pick of Asolo Prosecco

Decanter - - ASOLO PROSECCO -

Bele Casel, Colfòndo 2014 92 N/A UK www.bele­casel.com Aro­mas very sim­i­lar to an Ital­ian blonde beer, with notes of le­mon rind and a hint of brown su­gar. Rich mid­palate, lengthy fin­ish, good acid­ity, great com­plex­ity; very much in the style of a nat­u­ral wine, this has evolved

beau­ti­fully. Drink 2018-2023 Al­co­hol 11% Ida Ag­no­letti, Selva N. 55 NV 91 N/A UK www. idaag­no­letti. it Aro­mas of mag­no­lia, le­mon rind, ce­real grain and sun­flower oil. Very good per­sis­tence and acid­ity on the palate, with won­der­ful com­plex­ity; off-dry. Proof that a friz­zante can of­fer no­table qual­ity and char­ac­ter. Drink 2018-2021 Alc 11.5% Pat del Colmèl, Su­pe­ri­ore Ex­tra Dry NV 90 N/A UK www. pat­del­colmel. it Aro­mas of dried apri­cot, gum leaves, gin­ger and lilacs. Beau­ti­ful fresh­ness and clar­ity, with a lightly sweet fin­ish that’s backed by lively acid­ity. Much more char­ac­ter than the typ­i­cal Ex­tra Dry Prosecco. Drink 2018-2020 Alc 11% Loredan Gas­parini, Cu­vée Indi­gena Ex­tra Brut 2015 90 £ 20 3Venice Wine Deep yel­low colour, with ex­otic fruit notes of ba­nana, mango and pineap­ple on the nose. Lightly sweet on the palate, this of­fers del­i­cate flavours, but pre­cise va­ri­etal char­ac­ter too. Makes for an ideal aper­i­tif.

Drink 2018-2020 Alc 11.5% Case Paolin, Col Fondo NV 90 £ 15-£ 17 Vini Ital­iani, WoodWin­ters Slightly cloudy ap­pear­ance, with a del­i­cate yel­low hue. Aro­mas of yeasty notes, le­mon rind, le­mon oil and lilacs. Very good con­cen­tra­tion and per­sis­tence, with a light touch of yel­low spice in the fin­ish. Beau­ti­ful tex­ture. Drink 2018-2021 Alc 11.5% Cirotto, Su­pe­ri­ore Ex­tra Brut 2017 90 £ 22.99 Just Per­fect Wines Invit­ing aro­mas of aca­cia flow­ers and melon; rich mid-palate, quite dry, ideal bal­ance and a clean fin­ish with im­pres­sive per­sis­tence. Com­plex and rich enough for lighter seafood. Drink 2018-2021 Alc 11.5% Bele Casel, Ex­tra Brut NV 90 £ 14.95 Berry Bros & Rudd Per­fumes of pear, grape­fruit and cream. Medium-full with ex­cel­lent per­sis­tence, this is very dry with good fi­nesse and har­mony; it should evolve nicely over the next two years. Drink 2018-2020 Alc 11% Mar­tig­nago, Xero NV 89 N/A UK www. mar­tig­nago.wine White peach and melon aro­mas on the nose. This is quite rich on the palate, with an ex­tremely dry fin­ish that is some­what sur­pris­ing for Prosecco. It lacks fi­nesse, but there’s plenty hap­pen­ing on the palate.

Drink 2018-2021 Alc 11.5% Mon­telvini, Su­pe­ri­ore Ex­tra Brut NV 88 £ 14.99 Robin­sons Ex­pres­sive per­fumes of gin­ger, jas­mine and green ap­ple. Medium-full, this is sub­tle in its de­liv­ery and is dry, with very good acid­ity and va­ri­etal char­ac­ter.

Drink 2018-2020 Alc 11.5% Ama­dio, Su­pe­ri­ore Brut NV 88 £ 12 Waud Wines Clean and dry on the palate, this is beau­ti­fully made, of­fer­ing aro­mas of red ap­ple, melon and lilies. Lovely va­ri­etal char­ac­ter; beau­ti­fully fresh and de­li­cious.

Drink 2018-2020 Alc 11.5%

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