Bottega Gold Spumante Brut

Covert Farms Family Estate Rosé wine
There’s a misconception that Prosecco is a cheap person’s sparkling wine. Is it more affordable than Champagne? Yes, significantly. However, that doesn’t mean it’s of lower quality. It’s an entirely different product, made with different grapes and via other methods. I could go on a lengthy tangent about how Prosecco and Champagne are like apples and oranges. Prosecco can be of great value for any occasion— simple or grand. In particular, Bottega Gold, which touts itself as ‘Premium’ and stands out on shelves with its gilded bottle. In a recent sit-down Prosecco seminar, Prosecco Gold was tasted alongside other equitable quality Prosecco. Did Bottega Gold stand out? Only by its price point. Sitting at twice the wholesale price as others. (Though still a fraction of what Champagne would cost ?). Is it tasty? Yes. Balanced? Yes. Worth twice the amount of its competitors? That’s up to the consumer whether they think that shiny bottle will elevate their sipping experience. Tasted September 2022.
Process: Charmat/tank method.

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Style: Sparkling Wine
Producer: Bottega SpA
Country: Italy
Region: Veneto, Prosecco
Classification: DOC
Vintage: NV
Colour: White
Primary Grape: Glera
Secondary Grape: N/A
Organic: N/A
Biodynamic: N/A
Sustainable: N/A
Vegan: N/A
Regeneratively Farmed: N/A