It is time for another wine moment with Delaina.
I had a need for celebration gift this week, and as the beautiful blue bottled Villa Carlotti Prosecco was not in stock at Trader Joes (or anywhere else that I called) I had to try another Prosecco. I needed a Prosecco that would impress and show my gratitude, so I spent a little more than I do normally. The Prosecco I chose was Mionetto Prosecco D.o.c. Treviso – Brut. Click to check out the Mionetto Website.
Mionetto Prosecco D.o.c. Treviso- Brut
This sparkling Italian wine cost $9.99 at Trader Joe’s and offers a sophisticated apple essence. The tag that comes on the bottle implies a hint of “golden apple.” The Mionetto is dry in comparison to the Villa Carlotti; yet offers a soft-smooth finish that has the taste buds longing for more.
As I have said, I prefer Proseccos to other highly charged and overly sweet sparkling wines. I would say that this Mionetto Prosecco would be in competition with the much higher price Champagnes. Mionetto’s light, dry, and sophisticated flavors and balance would pair nicely with cheese and of course Italian dishes, like Kris’s Meatless Monday Meal Go Italian. I would recommend the Mionetto Prosecco for a nice gift or for your own celebratory events.
Trader Joe's Villa Carlotti Prosecco in cool blue bottle
So it is July and I thought that it would be appropriate to share a Prosecco I found at Trader Joes.
Trader Joes had a Villa Carlotti Prosecco for around five dollars so I gave it a try. I tend to like Proseccos because, as the label states, it is a “Soft White Wine”. This slightly charged and bubbly wine was just perfect. The apple and pear flavors were balanced with a subtle dryness that made this Prosecco a great Trader Joe’s fine.
The cool blue bottle would make it a great hit for a 4th of July party. Or just a warm evening that you want to celebrate life…
The Prosecco would go nicely with anything you would serve a light white wine with, such as fish, chicken or a salad. I also like to have a little cheese with my white wine so I would recommend brie, smoked Gouda, and/or a little or rich, creamy Port-Salut. The great news is Trader Joes sells all of those cheeses so it can be a one stop entertainment shop.
By the way you will still need to remove the cork with a cork screw. Yes, this does seem strange for a bubbly wine, but these bubbles are not as strong as Champaign or Asti. In fact, there was not even a wire basket to hold down the cork, nor was there a “POP” when the cork came out. Oh yeah…. The bottle also states a certain type of cork screw is necessary, but we used our regular one, and everything was OK.
So go ahead have fun…celebrate life…and all of the wonders of your world,