A dense cascade of pin-point bubbles. An ample noseof ripe pear, yellow apple, and melon. Pleasantly tart and full flavored, with a crisp, fruity finish A wonderfully versatile sparkler.
Wine Advocate 87 points - The NV Brut Prosecco Garbel has good up-front generosity and plenty of appeal. Pears, green apples and flowers inform the creamy, expansive finish. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2014. Lot 2011 L43 1.
Among the most simpatico of Italian sparkling wines, Prosecco names both a grape of the Veneto and perhaps its single most
popular wine. From the fully-sparkling spumante style embodied by this particularly fine example to the more gently effervescent
frizzante offerings, Prosecco embraces both nuance and diversity. For example, aerodynamics aside, Prosecco can vary from delicately
sweet to bone dry. Garbel, in the ancient local dialect, connotes both dry and crisp and pleasantly tart. Grown on terraced hillsides
of 450-650 feet, Garbel gleams a liquid straw yellow in the glass. With a creamy mousse and a delicate, persistent cascade of bubbles
lifting ripe fruit notes of pear, yellow apple and melon, Garbelís excellent balance and fi nesse should be served, chilled, as an aperitif,
for celebratory toasts, and as an accompaniment to any kind of appetizer or snack. Whether made from the charmat method, the more
complex, costly and time consuming methode champenoise, or a rather simple type of refermentation in the bottle, Proseccos deliver
delightful summer quaffing at less than half the cost of French champagne from the district. Salut!
|Garbel in local dialect means fresh, dry.