Mionetto, Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze DOCG (Veneto, Italy) Dry NV

($35, Mionetto USA):  Cartizze is the top category of Prosecco, and the only “Cru” entitled to its own appellation.  It sits atop the Prosecco quality pyramid because it is the best place within the Valdobbiadene zone to grow the Glera grape, the one used for Prosecco.  With most Prosecco costing less than 50 percent less than Cartizze, it can be difficult for consumers to step up to this category.  I suggest you do, start with Mionetto’s.  It conveys a lively and delicate peachy character that floats across the palate.  Light, airy and refined, it is remarkably flavor filled with refreshing, but not aggressive, acidity.  Sip a glass while sautéing fish fillets and then drink it with dinner.
93 Michael Apstein Apr 28, 2020