- Crown Seal
Made using the charmat method and capped with a crown seal, Dal Zotto's Pucino Prosecco makes a seriously sophisticated selection as a $20 party starter. At a recent comparative tasting (at my house!), Dal Zotto's NV came across as a much finer, drier aperitif than the more readily available, perhaps more crowd pleasing Brown Brothers Prosecco (86pts).
With an un-bottle fermented touch that puts up quite a fizzy, foamy head on first pour (it's less noticeable from there though), Dal Zotto's NV presents itself as rather simple yet attractively clean and clear on the nose, displaying aromas of crisp green apples and lemon rind with the faintest touch of something savoury; sourdough crisp bread maybe. Its palate continues along similarly simplistic lines, however, it expresses it with utter joy, clarity and complete satisfaction to the drinker. Possibly a fraction forward, it remains particularly soft to touch, in a deliciously foamy, lifted manner, as it unravels 'clean enough to eat off' flavours of white pear and lemon juice with just a hint of vanilla ice cream, backed by enough refreshingly citric induced dryness and strewn together by more than enough balance, to compensate for any lack of complexity or forthright assertion. It's one of those wines where, you should just drink it, and forget about its intricacies. Whoops - I'm contradicting myself here...
ü+ In one word; delicious. I only know one retailer (and 1 bar) in Adelaide that sells Dal Zotto's Pucino Prosecco NV, and for $20 each, I can see their stock moving faster than The Flash in a breakdancing contest. Drink now.