Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore N.V.– 90 Pts.

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I awoke to the sound of the fire alarm going off, and a few moments later Sonja appeared in the doorway to the bedroom with a tray full of coffee, waffles, bacon, and Prosecco — my favorite brunch options, and a gift for Father’s Day. Perfect. (Read my Father’s Day post here: https://itheewine.com/2016/06/19/happy-fathers-day/).

The Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore N.V. is a nice example of a clean Italian bubbly that goes a bit above and beyond some other Prosecco I’ve had lately. Notes of lemon on the nose mingle coyly with less common toasted scents. The rapidly dissipating bubbles that inhabit the pale straw colored body bring flavors of citrus, white fruits, and baking bread upon the palate. The finish, smooth with hints of more bread-y flavors rounds out a Prosecco that could potentially be mistaken for a Champagne. All in all, I found myself increasingly impressed with this wine as I imbibed, and was reminded of how much I enjoy their Pinot Grigio.

Sparkling wine was a great way to begin Father’s Day. In the under $20 range, this Prosecco gets full marks for value on my scale: 90 points and recommended. Cheers!

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