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Montelvini Asolo Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G. Review

Montelvini Asolo Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G. Review

The Serena family has roots rooted deep in winemaking, dating all the way back to 1881.

The family has been innovating winemaking in Italy ever since Armando Serene, the current president of Montelvini, took over back in 1968.

One of the relatively few producers to make high-quality, single-vintage Prosecco from some of the finest vineyards in Italy, Montelvini has quickly become one of my favorite producers.

I encourage you to give it a try, as I think you’ll feel the same.

Montelvini Asolo Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G. Review

This particular offering has won numerous awards, both domestically in their home country of Italy and abroad, in various wine showcases.

It is also sourced from a lesser known D.O.C.G., Asolo, which is the only region in Prosecco that can produce “Brut Zero” Proseccos, meaning they have no residual sugar.

D.O.C.G., or Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita, is a bit of a mouthful. Hence the abbreviation.

Essentially they are regarded as the best of the best and even require a government-mandated tasting panel for a bottle to be certified D.O.C.G.

The region itself is an absolute gem and is known as “the pearl of the province of Treviso.”

Montelvini Asolo Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G. Review

  • Brand: Montelvini
  • Country: Italy
  • Region: Asolo, Treviso
  • Wine Type: Sparkling Wine
  • Varietal: Glera
  • ABV: 11.5%

Appearance

This is an absolutely gorgeous wine in the glass. Crystal clear, a translucent golden color, and bubbles that are both fine and plentiful.

If you poured this for someone, they could easily mistake it for bonafide Champagne unless told otherwise.

Smell

Remarkable aromas of yeasty brioche, green apple, and honeydew come through immediately. This is quickly followed by lemon zest, cream, and ripe pears.

You could easily get lost in the smell of this wine, with no intention of finding your way back out.

Taste

This wine tastes much like a fresher example from Champagne. Lots of wild granny smith apples, meyer lemon, and a bit of stone fruit tickle the tongue.

Hints of toasty bread and a bit of nuttiness come through on the finish, along with a bit of a creamy vanilla flavor.

The texture is refreshing. A slatey minerality bursts through the fruit and secondary flavors.

Crisp, clean, and just acidic enough to make the mouth water, this is a bottle with layers that just keep giving.

Each sip unravels a bit more of the depth and will make you happy to take the plunge from one layer to the next.

What does Montelvini Asolo Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G. pair with?

This is a Prosecco with some serious pairing power.

A favorite of mine would definitely to be oven-roasted brie on toast, topped with balsamic vinegar and sliced tomatoes, garnished with a bit of basil.

If you don’t feel like going out of your way with the pairing, you could go for another of my (admittedly more hedonistic) favorites.

Make a bacon cheeseburger with fontina cheese on a toasted bun, pour a tall glass of this Prosecco, and thank me later.

The minerality of the wine will work wonderfully with the salinity from the fontina and bacon, and the acidity will slice through the fatty cuts of meat with a wonderful palate-cleansing sensation after each and every sip.

What wines are similar to Montelvini Asolo Prosecco Superiore?

BisolJeio produces some excellent brut Prosecco offerings in this neighborhood, and La Marca’s Luminore gets into this territory as well.

That said, I would say that if this is your style, you should try Crémant from Alsace in France, or even Champagnes such as Montaudon, Moët, and Chandon, or Chanoine.

Final Thoughts

Honestly, this may be my new favorite Prosecco. It isn’t as fruity or fresh as what some people associate with Prosecco, but it makes up for this nicely with depth and maturity.

Next time you want to impress but do not want to break the bank, reach for a bottle of this bad boy.