Cecelia Beretta Prosecco Treviso, DOC
October 6, 2014—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read; price & availability may have changed.
Prosecco is perhaps the most well-known of all the Italian sparkling wines. Produced most often as either spumante (fully sparkling) or frizzante (lightly sparkling), Prosecco must be produced in in the Prosecco DOC (which includes Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia), and must always be made with a specific grape varietal, Glera. Crafted in the Charmat method (secondary fermentation in tanks) rather than the Méthode Champenoise (secondary fermentation in the bottle), Prosecco tends to be less expensive than its French counterpart, yet to our palates, equally as enjoyable.
Cecelia Beretta Prosecco Treviso DOC hails from the Treviso region, north of Venice. This is a spumante Prosecco, classified as Extra Dry, which makes it just a bit less dry than a typical Brut. Its frothy bubbles, fruity aromas, notes of sweet almonds, lush & creamy texture, and slightly bitter finish (typical for Prosecco) make the wine fresh, crisp, and satisfying in the mouth. Excellent as an aperitif, this is also an enlightened choice with smoked salmon at a brunch, or pasta with shellfish for dinner. Our price of $7.99* for each 750ml bottle is an enlightened value that you'll find only at your neighborhood Trader Joe's.
* Cecelia Beretta Prosecco Treviso DOC is currently available in Trader Joe's stores where wine is sold. It is $7.99 plus tax unless otherwise noted here: OR, WA, NM, KY, NH, VA, GA, FL: $8.99; OH: $11:49. Alcohol availability & price may vary due to state laws, taxes, shipment fees & other such stuff. (If we could, we would.)