Our go-to sparking wine, the Prosecco that we used to find at my parents’ local small supermarket Super U for a good price and that I reviewed here, is not carried by the supermarket anymore or wasn’t lately, during this summer. Instead they had this one, the Costaross, in the same spot on the fridge shelves and for the same price. So I decided to try it to see if we could count on this back up plan to replace the Riccadonna Prosecco.
This one is called Prosecco Costaross and, same as the Riccadonna, it’s extra dry. 11% vol.
Very fizzy but with very fine and tiny bubbles. No rim and the bubbles are very regular.
Nose : wine, grapes, white fruits such as nectarines.
In mouth it is very fizzy, extremely I should say, and a bit weak in taste. No after taste, no after mouth, very short in mouth.
Some pears, nectarines, white peaches but all very weak. The Riccadonna was way better, so this Costaross won’t become our go-to sparkling wine, we’ll have to find another one.
Actually one or 2 weeks after tasting and writing this review, I found the Riccadonna Prosecco in another supermarket in town (less convenient, this supermarket is in the « up town » and we live in the « down town » by the sea, so we have to take the car to go to this other supermarket. For the small Super U supermarket, we don’t, its located at walking distance) : Intermarché supermarket, for the same kind of price, maybe one euro less even. Same as it was, even though the label design has changed a tiny bit, but the quality and the taste haven’t changed fortunately. So I am happy to report that our trusted go-to Prosecco is back after all and that I stocked up with this Riccadonna again for our summer needs.