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89 • Ca' Montini NV Royal Cuvée Prosecco, Italy $18.99.
Pale golden silver color. Aromas of honeyed granola, anise cookie powder, and peach tart follow through on a soft, silky entry to a fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body with good depth and a tangy, peach and lemon marmalade finish. Very appetizing; serve as an aperitif or pair with spicy Latin seafood. (tasted on Jul-17-2009)
88 • Rotari 2003 Brut Riserva Metodo Classico, Trento $18.99. Sustainable Agriculture
Deep golden yellow color. Aromas of toasty praline, delicate anise, and baked citrus and peaches follow through on a soft, crisp entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium body with tangy apple skin and slate notes. Finishes with a drying, fruit tannin fade. (tasted on Jul-17-2009)
88 • Rotari NV Brut Rosé Metodo Classico, Trento $15.99. Sustainable Agriculture
Pale amber nickel color with an orange cast. Soft aromas of baked lemon, orange soufflé, and hard rubber follow through on a crisp entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium body with caramel apple and toasted nut notes on the zesty citrus and chalk fade. A nice food wine; pair with grilled pork tenderloins. (tasted on Jul-17-2009)
87 • Voga NV Sparkling Pinot Grigio, Italy $16.99.
Pale golden silver color. Aromas of buttered baguette, thyme honey, fresh grass follow through on a very crisp effervescent entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium body with layer of sweet citrus, melon and apple sauce. Finishes and delicate praline notes. Very nice. (tasted on Jul-17-2009)
86 • Rotari NV Brut Metodo Classico, Trento $15.99. Sustainable Agriculture
Bright golden yellow color. Aromas of fruit gum, fruit cocktail, and lemon poppy seed muffin follow through on a crisp, frothy entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium body with kiwi, starfruit, and clementine notes. Finishes with a bright, refreshing lemon spritzed apple fade. A fun, zippy sparkler. (tasted on Jul-17-2009)
86 • Pizzolato NV Frederick Brut Sparkling, Italy $14.99. Best Buy. Certified Organic|Find-a-Wine|
Golden yellow color. Jumbled aromas of apple granola, bubblegum, pine needle, and inky rubber stamp follow on a brisk entry to a dryish medium body with white mushroom and fennel notes. Finishes with a quick, powdery fade. (tasted on Jul-17-2009)