$26/bottle under the original label
Looking for a fantastic bubbly?
The Fantinel family own over 300 hectares of vines planted in some of the best dirt in Grave, Colli Orientali del Friuli, and Collio districts in Friuli-Venezia Giulia (the northwest corner of Italy). They've been farming this land since the 60's and, under my friend Marco Fantinel's ceaseless efforts, have expanded their distribution to over 90 countries. If you are ever in the region, do not hesitate to visit their multiple estate wineries - across the board the wines are fantastic. And, while today's focus is on Prosecco and Brut Rose, we will have offers from his other wineries down the road.
On offer today is a 6-pack of vintage-dated or "Millesimato" 2021 Prosecco DOC straight from Marco's "One and Only" program. Essentially, these are single-vineyard, reserve-level quality sparklers made with tremendous precision and attention to detail.
Our Lot 373 Prosecco and 374 Brut Rose bottlings are the exact same wine you'd find under the Fantinel label for $26+/bottle at retail or $50-$60 on a wine list here in the US. On offer today for $16/bottle. As I like to say, wine doesn't cost a lot to make, it costs a lot to sell.
Bone dry, these wines have a purity and elegant structure that put them far above the average Prosecco (and if you have ever had the entry-level Fantinel Prosecco offering you know even that wine is far from average) and they'll compare favorably against just about any $40+ Champagne in terms of overall quality.
Lot 373 2021 Prosecco DOC - from the Fantinel estate vineyard in Friuli Grave, this is their "highest expression" of Prosecco DOC. The light straw color and beautifully persistent perlage reveal refined and elegant yet intense floral aromas complexed with crisp apple and baked bread notes. Velvety on the palate with perfectly delineated and delicate fruit essences dancing across your tongue. This is an absolutely captivating wine with a persistent finish combining elegance and purity of fruit complimented with a nice, toasty halo. Squisito!
100% Prosecco DOC (Glera grape), 100% Estate fruit
ETA February/March 2022