Bandini Prosecco NV ~ Veneto, Italy
4.5 Stars, Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, July 2016
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit "Beautifully fragrant and inviting, the bouquet shows white stone fruit, lemon zest, floral and almond characters. The palate is lively and refreshing, and offers excellent fruit purity as well as subtle complexity, leading to a lingering vibrant finish. Delightfully drinkable."
Bandini is a specialist Prosecco producer based in Valdobbiadene, Veneto. Made in an Extra Dry style this Prosecco has all the classic freshness and vibrancy one expects from the wines of the region. An aperitif style with a very fine mousse, this is made from high quality vineyards across the Veneto region.
The bouquet is delicate and complex with fruity notes of peach and green apple and secondary notes of acacia and wisteria. The palate is fresh and light with good acid balance and a creamy, harmonious mouthfeel and pleasing persistence. Serve at 8-10°C. Ideal as an aperitif, Bandini Prosecco Extra Dry is a perfect accompaniment to hors-d’oeuvres and delicate first courses based on fish and shellfish.
The grapes are harvested at optimum maturity in the second half of September. After a very gentle crush the must is placed in stainless steel tanks to settle for decanting. The fermentation with selected yeasts is completed within 8-10 days at 18°C. The wine is then filtered and placed in closed stainless steel tanks for the secondary fermentation (Charmat Method) at a controlled temperature of 14-15 °C, with the addition of selected yeasts and saccharose. Once the wine has achieved the required pressure levels and alcohol/sugar balance, it is chilled to prohibit further fermentation ready for bottling.