Shows some oak on the nose, marked by vanilla and a hint of maple syrup. Lush plum fruit, some leather and orange zest on the palate before the tannins clamp down on the anise-tinged finish. Try after 2008.
Fresh and clean, like a forest after the rain. Flavors of apple, green melon and celery are lean and crisp, while the finish deals nothing but citrus. Rather monotone in style, but good.
Licorice, raisin and marinade make for a spicy, saucy nose. The palate is developed and ripe, with black cherry, plum and raspberry resulting in a standard but good flavor profile. Smooth and big on the finish, with legs.
Primarily known for its Asti, Gancia also produces this dry sparkler. Made from Chardonnay and Prosecco grapes, this is a clean, dry wine that tastes as if it's more expensive. One of Italy's best dry sparkling wines under $15.
Black cherry, caramel and toffee create a sweet bouquet. Flavors of raspberry, smoke and coffee work well together, and the mouthfeel is easy. However, it turns thin on the back palate and dilute on the back end.
Fruity and floral, with attractive apple, mango and melon notes. It’s like a trip to carbonated Fruitopia, a place where there’s plenty of pop and pizzazz but not a whole lot of substance. This wine will tame the toughest sweet tooth.
This understated wine features modest cherry and citrus fruit, alongside tea and tobacco. It's lightweight and lacks intensity on the finish, but offers recognizable Nebbiolo character at a reasonable tariff.
Straightforward and honest, this Prosecco Brut lacks the delicate floral dimension that you sometimes find in this category of wine, but it does delivers a refreshing, crisp experience. Made in Piedmont, it delivers standard aromas of stone fruit and a touch of crushed almond.