"Unquestionably Good Taste"
I know I've said this before, and I'll say it again. I love any opportunity to sample a new wine that I haven't tried before. I like to think that because I'm 1/2 Italian that my love for wine just runs naturally in my blood. For this review, not only was it a wine I hadn't tried before, it was also a whole new brand to me. (They were pretty awesome and not only sent a bottle of OGIO Prosecco, but flip flops with the brand name on them, and a USB drive. How neat!)
"Ogio captures the Italian ideal of unquestionably good taste... from art and design to personal style to treating others with warmth and grace. It is a lifestyle that is seductive, celebratory, and decadent - expressed through the grandest of displays as well as the smallest of gestures. Gli italiani have an inherent sense of beatuy, design, and quality that are the hallmarks of OGIO wines." - OGIO
Anyway, from a few quick polls I know a lot of my readers prefer a sweeter wine, and I'm in the same boat. I'll take a sweet wine (especially a white wine) over a super dry wine any day and figured a sparkling wine might just be the next best thing. So, I decided to sample the Prosecco over the Pinot Grigio and Tuscan Red. I honestly had no idea what to expect this time around. However OGIO's tasting notes led me to believe this would be fantastic. And it WAS! Note the past tense? Yeah... it's all gone.
"This Prosecco is pale light yellow in color with delightfully graceful perlage. The delicate yet complex bouquet offers fruity notes of peach and green apple, followed by hints of acacia and lilac. Fresh and light on the palate, it has a balanced acidity that makes it very food friendly, and rounds out with a long and lingering finish. Best served at 46-50°F. " ~ OGIO
I absolutely LOVED this wine. Although dryer than I typically enjoy, the flavor combinations were just brilliant and it looked absolutely beautiful in my glass. The peach and green apple were very apparent and the floral notes to follow weren't too over done. I felt like I should be on a yacht sipping the Prosecco in my bathing suit with my hair whipping in the wind. It was very light, and refreshing and the perfect compliment to all of my meals I shared with it. The sparkling aspect was just great. It wasn't too much, but it was enough to tickle your nose and enhance your senses. Although recommended as an aperitif (before meal wine), I didn't quite follow the rules. Then again, I rarely follow the rules when it comes to wine.
OGIO's Presecco recently won the Silver Metal in the San Diego International Wine Competition as well as the "Best Paper Label" in the Gold - Style Category and Gold - Form Category at the World Wine Competition BTI this year. They've also won additional awards in 2010 and 2012. You can read more about all of their accolades HERE.
Make sure you check out OGIO online and read about all of their other (what are sure to be) great wines. You can also find OGIO on Facebook and check out their product finder to see if you can find OGIO in a store near you.
*I was provided the above mentioned product free of charge in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% mine. See Disclosure Policy.
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