Friday, June 15, 2012

Riondo Prosecco Spago Nero

Riondo Prosecco Spago Nero, about $12.00, 87 points, has a very light lemon/lime color, the aroma is a gentle toasty citrus, the body is light plus with a weak spritz, and lip smacking lemon/lime flavors with good acidity, which makes for its food friendliness. There was just a hint of cardboard, but that diminished as the wine warmed. The 10.5% alcohol was just noticeable.


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  1. Cardboard? As in corked?

    Did your bottle have a natural cork or a screwcap?

    1. Bill, with just a "hint", it would be beyond my expertise to say that this wine was corked, but it did approach the profile, and yes this had a cork (a beautiful cork); I believe that the 'newer' NV Porsecco has a screw-cap. Since some reviewers ("I shouldn't care what they think") have scored this wine as high as 91 points, I'd certainly reflect on that, and give another a taste.

    2. Yeah, I think this has been bottled with a screw cap for the past 2 years or so. So at the very least, you got a pretty darn old bottle (at least by Prosecco standards).

      I think you'd be a little bit more impressed with a fresher bottle - and one free of any trace of cork taint.