This weekend South Africa will be in celebration mode. Not only is it Easter, it’s also a generously long weekend.
If you’re one of the lucky ones who also took a few extra days off and really cashed in on relaxation time, I’m sure you’re already planning lazy afternoons with a glass of something in your hand.
But why not celebrate differently this year? And by differently, I mean with some good Italian prosecco (and an even better price).
Since Bottega became readily available a few years ago, a few other players joined the ranks.
Most recently Cape Town-based Truman and Orange started importing Mionetto prosecco to South Africa.
The sparkling wine exists in an interesting space. Because it’s lighter than MCC or Champagne in terms of dryness, sweet wine sippers aren’t too overpowered by prosecco, while those who like their bubbles completely Brut won’t be unsatisfied.
Its appeal fits into the idea of celebration. The grapes used to make prosecco are subtly floral and fruity.
Available in three variants, Mionetto Prosecco DOC Treviso Brut is an aromatic wine with notes of honey, black liquorice and acacia blossom.
Prosecco DOC Treviso Extra Dry is a smooth, crisp wine that replaces the liquorice notes of the Brut with an unmistakable apricot fragrance. Both retail at R199.
The third Mionetto label available in SA is Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Extra Dry which boasts inimitable aromas and flavours of green apple, acacia blossom and flowering wisteria. It sells for R250.