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Wine Review: The Original Bellini Sparkler

Celebrate the end of the week with this classic Prosecco, a dry sparkling wine from northern Italy’s Veneto region. The Nino Franco Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Brut NV (about $15 US, $18 Cdn) is an attractive pale straw color, with floral, grassy and citrus aromas. A nice balance of fine bubbles and crisp acidity create a smooth mouthfeel (I hate that word, but I can’t think of a better substitute). The palette is dominated by green apple and straw. I called this wine a classic because it’s the same region listed in the original recipe for the Bellini cocktail that was served at Harry’s Bar in Venice in the early 1930s.

To make a Harry’s Bellini, mix ¼ cup (50 mL) chilled peach purée with 2/3 cup (150 mL) well-chilled Prosecco di Valdobbiadene. Put the purée in a chilled glass, top up with Prosecco, stir and serve immediately (Source: Vintages.ca).

Quaffability Rating: 89

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“Wine Review: The Original Bellini Sparkler”