We’ve already tackled the whites, and the reds, and dessert wine for our upcoming holiday meals. All we have left is sparkling and this one, Josh Prosecco D.O.C., took me quite by surprise.
When one thinks of Josh it is most often of the consistently delicious cabernet sauvignon and the Legacy red blend they are famous for. Josh reds really do epitomize the best of California reds with their rich, decadent flavors and unfailing good taste. Prosecco is definitely not only something one doesn’t expect from Josh, but it might also even raise an eyebrow or two. However, one taste of this prosecco will change your perception. The grapes for the prosecco are sourced from vineyards in the Conegliano Veneto and Valdobbiadene area of Italy best known for its wonderful prosecco.
The flavors are fruit forward with notes of peach, and lemon meringue. This wine is done in the Charmat Method where bubbles in wine are trapped via carbonation in large steel tanks. This is also called metodo Italiano or the tank method. It’s different than the traditional method used in Champagne where fermentation happens, and the bubbles are created, in the bottle. While the method is definitely different in this prosecco the results are the same surprisingly smooth results most often found in Champagne. It has a lovely, creamy, mouth feel not often found in prosecco.
This prosecco retails for $14.99, a complete steal, and pairs well with absolutely anything you’d pair with Champagne. Most Champagne lovers know, Champagne can be drunk from appetizers right through to the main course. Have enough bottles on hand for at least a toast. With its affordable price you can keep a few extra on hand for those that want to enjoy it with their meals.