Whether you’re mixing up mimosas or sipping straight up, these six recently rated bottlings are your best bet for a leisurely brunch sesh. Light, elegantly effervescent and refreshing, Prosecco pours are perfect matches for everything from savory eggs and bacon, to Belgian waffles.
Adami 2013 Sul Lievito Glera (Prosecco di Valdobbiadene); $18, 90 points. This savory sip was made by secondary fermentation in the bottle and left on the lees without disgorging. The result is a sparkling rife with flavors of juicy lime, ripe pear, mineral and yeasty notes of baked bread and soft mousse. It’s dry and balanced with lively acidity.
Ca’ dei Zago 2012 Dosaggio Zero (Prosecco di Valdobbiadene); $30, 91 points. Made from 80-year-old Glera vines that have never been doused with herbicides or pesticides, this boasts an enticing floral fragrance of jasmine and honeysuckle. The elegant, reserved palate has a pristine quality, delivering green apple, lemon zest, nectarine, pastry cream, herb and mineral alongside a fine perlage. It finishes crisp and clean.
Le Vigne di Alice 2011 Alice .g Metodo Classico (Prosecco di Conegliano e Valdobbiadene); $48, 90 points. Savory and refreshing, this Prosecco offers tart green apple and baked vanilla cookie aromas that carry over to the palate along with bright citrus notes. At 90 points, itIt’s nicely balanced with brisk acidity and small, persistent bubbles.
Piera Martellozzo 2013 Giade (Prosecco); $15, 88 points. This intriguing Prosecco was refermented in the bottle and opens with a heady aroma of white flower, green apple and kiwi. These carry over to the palate with a hint of exotic fruit and lime alongside a soft, persistent mousse and brisk acidity, with dry, crisp finish.
Soligo NV Col Fondo (Prosecco); $19, 87 points. Refermented in the bottle, this lively wine delivers yeasty flavors of bread crust, tropical fruit, green apple and peach. It’s straightforward and fun, with bright acidity and soft bubbles.
Sorelle Bronca 2013 Difetto Perfetto (Prosecco di Valdobbiadene); $23, 90 points. This lovely wine opens with aromas of yellow flower, pear and yellow apple. The juicy fruit sensations carry over to the palate along with citrusy lemon, yellow peach, mineral and a light, salty note accompanied by fresh acidity and a delicate mousse. —Reviews by Kerin O’Keefe