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If you know me, you know I like wine of all different kinds. Red or white, sweet or dry, still or bubbles. In this post, I’m reviewing an Italian wine from Bervini 1955 called Prosecco DOC Millesimato Extra Dry, the 2016 vintage. I’ll explain a little about Bervini 1955 and the United States distributor, Wine Trees, and how you can get some of this wine below.
Bervini 1955 was started by Antonio Bergamo and his son Giuseppe as Azienda Vinicola A. Bergamo on May 5, 1955. Today, the family tradition is carried on by Giuseppe and his son Paolo. Their goal is maintaining consistent quality and innovation at every step. The cellars are at Chions in the province of Pordenone which straddles two DOC zones of Prosecco and Friuli Grave.
The “DOC” designation is a quality term that relates to a series of laws in Italy that safeguard the quality and authenticity of wine. Certification falls into three categories of decreasing strictness: DOCG, DOC, and IGT. DOC wines are much more commonly found. The rules governing quality and authenticity are still very strict, but they’re a little more generous than those for DOCG status. The zones may be wider and rules about types of grapes may be more relaxed than DOCG wines.
Wines released under the Bervini 1955 label are sourced from vineyards planted on the area’s alluvial, rich terrain. They are single-vintage, small-production wines that speak to an intense focus on quality.
This wine is imported to the United States by Wine Trees. From their website:
“Founded in 2008, Wine Trees is a modern collection of wines highlighting the world’s most exciting regions. …we embrace the ever-changing world of wine with an open mind and a passion for discovery.
Our adventurous spirit drives us to create and find new and innovative brands. We’ve made it our mission to over-deliver on quality at every price point, offering approachable everyday wines accented with highly acclaimed estates from around the world.”
They sell wines of several different labels including, Alder Fels (California), Atze’s Corner (Australia), Barrel Road (California), Besitos (Spain), Bootstrap (California), Cambridge (Napa/Sonoma), Gio (Italy), Glaetzer (Australia), Kon Tiki (Chile), Laberinto (Argentina), Bervini 1955 (Italy), and several more. Check out their website for the whole list.
All the wines they carry or import can be ordered on their website. I don’t see anywhere on their website that indicates sales in any brick and mortar stores.
The wine I’m reviewing is the Prosecco DOC Millesimato Extra Dry, the 2016 vintage. The nose was crisp and clean. Of course, comparable to Champagne. Color was bright and clear, no sediment with a very light straw color. On the palate, I found a soft effervescence that was extra dry, but with a sense of sweetness or fruitiness. It was an enjoyable sipper with a nice balanced acidity. My overall description is light with an “umph” of complexity.
- Vintage: 2016
- Alcohol: 11%
- pH: 3.30
- Total Acidity: 5.50 g/L
- Region: Veneto-Friuli Giulia
- Residual Sugar: 12 g/L
- Price: Currently on the Wine Trees website – $17.99
I’m just a guy who likes good wine and not a sommelier. That being said, I would definitely recommend this wine if you’re looking for a good Champagne alternative. It’s comparable to many higher cost bottles of “bubbles” that I’ve had. It would most likely pair well with some type of fish dish and lemon pepper.
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