Regarded by many people (including me) as one of the best Prosecco producers, Silvano Follador makes drier and more complex wines than most of his competitors. This has fresh, floral aromas, notes of pearskin, banana and citrus and a long, dry finish. Unusual, but delicious, showing the class of the Cartizze cru.
White Varietal: Prosecco
NV Modella Prosecco Extra Dry( £9.99, 11%, The Solent Cellar, Wright Wine )
A stylishly packaged, well priced Prosecco made in an off-dry style, showing bright, youthful, white flowers and orange zest-scented aromas and flavours. The bubbles are small and frothy, the wine very drinkable and creamy.
NV Harvey Nichols Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore, Veneto( £15, 11%, Harvey Nichols )
It’s worth paying a little extra to taste a superior Prosecco like this one. Off-dry, fruity, youthful and pure, showing notes of stone fruit, citrus and white pepper, it has good concentration and a refreshing, well balanced finish.
Spend less, drink betterby Matt Walls
2013 Valdo Oro Puro Porosecco Superiore NV, Valdobbiadene( £12.99 down to £9.75, 11%, Waitrose )
There’s an ocean of chearp Prosecco on the market at the moment, but it’s worth trading up a bit to get hold of something with more concentration and flavour. This is light and fruity (as you’d expect), with peach and pear fruitiness, but there’s some appealing spice in the background, too, supported by a cushion of soft bubbles. Very gluggable.
NV Harvey Nichols Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore, Valdobbiadene Prosecco, Veneto( £15, 11%, Harvey Nichols )
A Prosecco with a bit of bling? You might blink at the idea of spending £15 on a bottle of cuve close method fizz, but this is rather good: drier than most examples, with floral aromas, pear and nectarine fruit and small bubbles. Soft and very easy to drink, darling.