Valdo Spumanti, Prosecco Valdobbiadene Superiore DOCG (Veneto, Italy) “Oro Puro” Brut NV

($15, EDV Esprit du Vin):   Often the line between DOC and DOCG — and IGT, for that matter — is blurred as far as quality is concerned.  Not this time.  For Prosecco that is a cut above the others, reach for the DOCG because it encompasses the original zone where the grapes are grown on less-fertile hillsides, which translates to better wine.  Just as Valdo Spumanti’s straight Prosecco is a fantastic bargain, so is this one.  Their Prosecco Valdobbiadene Superiore DOCG has more finesse, length and elegance compared to their Prosecco DOC.  Another bargain!
90 Michael Apstein Oct 17, 2017