NV Mionetto, Prosecco Valdobbiadene "Sergio"
Mountain Dew. Maybe Diet Mountain Dew. Mionetto shows off the off-dry/"extra dry" (i.e., slightly sweet) style with the "Sergio," a soda-like sparkling wine probably best with a bit of spicy food or boiled jumbo shrimp cocktail. Poolside sipper. Bellini maker. I'm so tired of wines like this. Is it global warming or the warming of our global palate that makes winemakers distance themselves from the grape itself? Where is the bitterness of prosecco? The dry minerality? The rind and the pith--not just the supreme?