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Aneri Prosecco Brut - Review

Veneto, Italy

Our Selection for Wine of the Week December 3, 2012

A bottle of Aneri Prosecco Brut, our wine of the week

Aneri
Prosecco Brut

Veneto, Italy

Giancarlo Aneri is one of Italy's best-recognized entrepreneurs. But those familiar with the successful businessman may be surprised to learn that his career began in wine. At age 19, Aneri held a position in sales for a leading winery in Italy's Veneto region. Today he is well known as a public relations guru with a bevy of glamorous clients. In 1994, Aneri's passion for food and wine inspired him to return to his roots and found his namesake wine brand. In addition to Prosecco, Aneri produces a line of four still wines and a grappa. The Prosecco Brut offers an affordable alternative to Champagne for the season's celebrations. Compelling aromas of marzipan and candied citrus peel dominate on the sparkler's nose. Bright, fresh and lively on the tongue, it offers lemon, lime and grapefruit at the front of the palate. Toward the back its flavors evolve to feature honey and roasted almonds. The finish lingers reasonably long with a hint of chamomile. A fun and easy-drinking wine, it would work well as an aperitif. Although it doesn't have enough substance to support a big holiday meal, try it with light bites from stuffed mushrooms to bacon and cheese biscuits.

Rating: 13.5/20
Price:
$25


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