Have you been thinking about what sparkling wine you can buy for your Valentine without breaking the bank? Champagne may have first popped into your mind, but maybe you could also consider Italian Prosecco? Prosecco is generally made, lighter bodied and maybe a bit off dry, making it a fun indulgence to share with friends and family.
I recently received a bottle of Bottega Gold Brut (BC $24.99) to sample. It comes in a very striking gold coloured bottle, making it look very special for a special day like Valentine’s Day.
In the glass this wine is pale lemon in colour. A light intensity nose of flowers and citrus, with a hint of lime in the background. This one is dry on the palate with medium plus acidity and light body. Agressive, medium sized, creamy bubbles. Citrus, apple, a hint of lime, and some lemon rind on the palate. Medium length. Overall a straight forward wine to enjoy with friends. It should pair well with crab cakes, stuffed mushrooms, goat cheese, and a fresh fruit salad.
If you are interested, here is the website for the Bottega winery to get more info on this wine and their other wines.