It's only in the past few months that I have discovered Prosecco. I had heard people ranting on about it for a while and had even seen bottles in the Supermarket but I'd never really given it a second look. A while back though I was given a bottle as a present and since then I've really been enjoying the stuff. Unlike red wine, this is not the kind of thing I would drink on a quiet night in, but if your in company and you want a fun refreshing drink then Prosecco could well be for you.
So the bottle of Prosecco I received as a gift was this one, Martini Prosecco. Obviously Martini is a well known name when it comes to alcohol so I guessed this would be a reasonably good bottle of the stuff. I've since had a look around online and found that you can pick a bottle of this up for around £12 so it is quite expensive compared with some other similar drinks. The cheapest place I could find it was Asda where it was around £11 as they had it on offer, but shop around and you may find it even cheaper.
So what did I think of this drink. Well one of the first things I noticed about this version of Prosecco was how dry it was. I'm not really a massive fan of dry drinks so this was not a good thing for me personally. However, for people who enjoy dry wines this is one they would like. The taste is very fruity indeed as is often the case with these drinks, I could taste lemon and grape and lots of other things. The taste is also quite tangy, makes you suck your cheeks in a little if that makes sense.
The alcohol content of the Martini Prosecco is 11.5% which I think is a little stronger than most other versions, although I might be wrong about that. The bottle went down quite quickly as I was sharing it with others, everyone else seems to enjoy the drink though. For me it was a nice refreshing drink but not my favourite Porsecco that I have tried, there are nicer ones out there that I prefer.
If you like dry wine though this is one that you will probably like. It's full of flavour and has quite a sweet aftertaste. You could tell this was a decent bottle as it really did maintain it's taste and flavour long after drinking. So overall probably not a bottle that I would look to go out and buy but a decent enough drink if you enjoy this kind of thing. I know that most people either love or hate Prosecco so it's all down to personal taste. If you have never tried the stuff before though I imagine the Martini version would be a good place to start.
For a recent house party at mine a guest very kindly brought us round a bottle of this Martini Prosecco. We didn't open that night, instead hid it away and enjoyed it with a nice meal later on in the week. I was very impressed with the drink, expecting it to be a bit nasty tasting, but it was lovely (I do not like martini vermouth drinks as a whole).
Martini is an Italian brand of alcohol that produces a varied range of drinks, including sparkling wines and vermouth beverages. The brand has been going for over 140 years and is a popular brand of drinks, producing the number 1 sparkling wine and vermouth drinks in the world.
The Martini Prosecco drink comes in your classic champagne style bottle. The base of the bottle is wide and round that extends slightly further up the bottle in the middle and then decreases into a long and thin neck piece. The top of the bottle is where the pressurised cork is held in place that keeps your drink bubbly and fresh. This is held in by a wire cage that you much unscrew before you can pull the cork out and is covered by a strong gold foil wrapper.
Both the label and the wrapping over the neck of the bottle is gold coloured, with the Martini & Rossi branding across the front. The label describes the type of drink - Prosecco - and has all of the alcohol info. This is a 75 cl bottle and has an ABV of 11.5%.
Once the cork has been popped you get a lovely fresh, crisp and bubbly aroma coming from the bottle. The colour is a very light yellow or beige to look at with immense bubbles flowing through it. The taste of this drink is fab, I couldn't get enough of it when I tried it and it tastes a lot more expensive than it is.
To taste the prosecco is light and airy that flows easily down your throat. The wine used in this is quite a dry one made from the Prosecco grape, but it tastes smooth and rich overall. This grape is grown exclusively in Italy's Veneto region and has a nice subtle fruity twang to it, with some apple and peach present in its ingredients list and distinguishable in its flavour.
This prosecco drink is slightly less fizzy than your champagnes, which is probably why it was going down so easily with me! It is refreshing and light and so is perfect with your meal. I would say it is quite a sweet drink and not very acidic unlike some of these drinks can be.
Contains Sulphur Dioxide/Sulphites.
I really liked this prosecco wine, it was beautiful to drink and very fruity and refreshing. The price is pleasing too, it is on special offer in Asda at the moment for the bargain price of £5 and normally retails around the £10 mark. So I will definitely be stocking up for Christmas :)
An aroma of flowers and fruit with apple, pear, banana and thyme notes. In the mouth, dry but fruity with white fruits and mandarin, well-balanced fresh, citrus acidity and perfectly balanced in the finish. Instantly enjoyable and easy-going.