Saturday, October 6, 2018

Review and Ratings: Two Best-Value Bisol Prosecco's

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By way of background:  Today we will sample two Prosecco's from the same maker, Bisol, both part of the Wilson Daniels import portfolio.  The Bisol family participation with wines dates all the way back to grape cultivation in 1542, well over half a millennium ago!  Today, the family is known for their range of Valdobbiadene designation brut Prosecco's, culled from some 20 vineyards in the region.  Both of these Prosecco's tap the glera grape predominantly, as is classic for the style, but the Jeio selection uses glera exclusively, without any blending.  Review samples of these wines were provided by the winery and importer's representative, Colangelo & Partners.

Original tasting and review : This is **** $$ Bisol Crede Brut Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore, Veneto, Italy, 2017, finished at 11.5% alcohol and first sampled one year from vintage date, in August, 2018.  It is composed from 85% glera, 10% pinot bianco and 5% verdiso grapes, all estate grown.

Inspired by this wine: Sitting in shorts on the dock, bare feet splashing in the cool bay waters lapping towards shore. 

In the glass:  Clear with hints of vanilla tones.

On the nose: Poured at cool temperature in a roomy glass, shows light, clean saline and white flower notes.  Bright.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact carrying forward a light, floral salinity, with perhaps touches of sweet peach moving along with the white flowers.  Clean, fresh, silky finish with just enough acidity to peak your interest for the next sip.

In summary: Overall, rates a powerful four stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, making it a best value at value-based retail price points.


Original tasting and review : This is *** $ Bisol Jeio Brut Prosecco, Veneto, Italy, non-vintage, finished at 11% alcohol.  It is made of 100% glera grapes, mostly estate harvested.

Inspired by this wine: At the big spring family gathering, we're setting up plates and food on the huge, old wooden picnic table. 

In the glass: Clear with glints of golden yellow.

On the nose: Poured at cool temperature in a roomy glass, shows clean but dry, wispy fruit notes of peaches and pear.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact a soft sweet stone fruit core that walks comfortingly across your palate.  A sweetness lingers in your cheeks, touched by just a hint of acid.

In summary: Overall, rates an easy three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, almost garnering a plus for its fruity friendliness. This too is a best value when obtained at discount retail prices.

Check out today's pricing and retail availability for Bisol Prosecco.

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