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My husband loves wine, he has a small glass at dinner each night. Some years he makes his own wine but this year he was not able to secure the necessary ingredients (due to Covid 19) to make his own.
Since he was unable to make his own he has been buying different brands to see which ones he likes best. We have a very large liquor mart in our town that carries over 100 brands of wine so he has quite the selection.
So when the delivery from Mionetto arrived it was quite the pleasant surprise!
We received from Mionetto two bottles of wine, a bottle of Rose and a bottle of Prosecco.
So what is rosé wine? Winemakers create a rosé wine by juicing red grapes and then allowing the juice to soak with the skins for a very short period, usually only two to three days. As soon as the juice begins to take on the beautiful pink color the winemaker desires, the skins are removed and the juice is allowed to ferment, creating delicious rosé.
I personally prefer a rosé over other wines when I drink (which is not very often) but my husband prefers a dark red wine over others but he did enjoy drinking the rosé with his meal that evening.
So what is a prosecco wine? Most Prosecco wines are produced in a dry, brut style. However, due to the grapes’ fruity flavors of green apple, honeydew melon, pear, and honeysuckle, it usually seems sweeter than it is. Even though brut is the most popular sweetness level of Prosecco sold in the market today, you can find styles that are sweeter if you seek them out. Here is how Prosecco is labeled for sweetness:
- Brut 0–12 g/L RS (residual sugar) – Up to a half gram of sugar per glass
- Extra Dry 12–17 g/L RS – Just over a half gram of sugar per glass
- Dry 17–32 g/L RS – Up to 1 gram of sugar per glass
About Mionetto Winery:
In 1887, master winemaker Francesco Mionetto opened the winery in Valdobbiadene, in the heart of the Prosecco area, just north of Venice. His love and passion for the region and its wines are still to this day a fundamental value for this unique winery. Mionetto has become a flagship for the area and a shining example of Prosecco production on the international scene.
From the very beginning, Mionetto has always been a modern and innovative winery able to anticipate trends while maintaining at the same time a strong bond with the traditions of its homeland, a feature which still today sets it apart from other sparkling wine producers.
In 1982, the Mionetto family introduced autoclave fermentation by switching to the Charmat method, which allows for better preservation of the flavors and aromas of Prosecco. After an initial soft pressing and the temperature-controlled first fermentation that takes place at the facilities of our selected producers, using the Charmat method, the second fermentation takes place in autoclaves instead of individual bottles. This additional temperature-controlled fermentation is recommended for the Prosecco in order to help maintain the freshness and aroma of the grape in the bottling phase.
The winemaker’s job is not only to produce a high quality sparkling wine, but to maintain the relationships with local farmers who provide the grapes. Mionetto is fortunate to have relationships with vineyard owners that date back for generations. The strength and longevity of these relationships can affect the quality and quantity of grapes provided to a winery. These relationships have been passed from generation to generation at Mionetto.
Mionetto wines are available in the USA at most liquor stores (store locator can be found here) or one line at their website (in limited states) https://drizly.com/wine-brands/mionetto/b887 (look for the pop up with $5.00 off your first order)
Mionetto wines are very reasonably priced and come in a variety of types including non-alcoholic flavors.