From the bottle
'... A lively, refreshing wine full of bright candied fruit flavours with background floral notes...enjoyed with food such as fish and shellfish...'
Price Brought on offer £6.49 (Available at Tesco)
As you have probably gathered by now, I do love a half price bargain. I just can't walk past the shelf when I see that yellow signage, especially when its bubbles. Definitely my dad's influence, he had me trained as a reduced sticker finding ninja before I hit double figures.
This Prosecco smells of apples, lemons, lime and a tiny hint of pears. The small bubbles fizz away quicker than some others I have had, but to be honest I doubt anyone would have it in their glasses long enough if you served this up. Coming to the taste the lemon and limes take precedence and it has a small pleasant moose. Easy drinking but leaves palate quickly. Would make a good aperitif.
Rating - Worth scraping your pennies together when on offer, but probably wouldn't buy it at full price.
Treviso, Veneto, Italy
From the bottle
A classic Italian sparkling wine made from the Glera grape grown in the rolling vineyards of Veneto. A lively, refreshing wine full of bright citrus fruit flavours with background floral notes.
Price £12.99 (Brought on half price offer £6.49) Available at Tesco
I love bubbles, well who doesn't? but I definitely do not love spending a half a days wage on one bottle. Prosecco makes me feel like I'm having a true treat without breaking the bank and shock horror, I actually prefer the taste to Champagne, which tends to be more biscuit-y and dry. This straw coloured fizz has lively small bubbles (smaller bubbles means better quality) and smells like your have pressed your nose into a bowl of freshly picked green apples. A smooth mousse (posh wine word for the effervescence or bubbliness of the bubbles) with apple and hints of citrus on palate. Labelled as Brut although it is nudging towards Demi Sec, with a slightly mineral after taste.
Rating - If you find this on offer, which it often is, then it is definitely worth scraping your pennies together for.