La Marca Luminore Prosecco
Luminore sparkles with a pale, golden straw hue and lively bubbles, bursting in the glass. Delicate aromas of white flowers and stone-fruits complement the soft, creamy-texture. Subtle hints of fresh citrus, pear and nectarine round out the exquisite palate. Clean, crisp acidity balances a touch of sweetness and offers a light, refreshing style.
Elegant and versatile, Luminore Prosecco sparkles by itself or pairs beautifully with foods and brings light to special occasions. Enjoy a glass as an aperitif before dinner with friends. Sip alongside main entrées such as grilled seasoned chicken or pork as a pleasant palate cleanser or as you end the evening with a pana cotta with lemon zest.
|Region||Italy, Veneto, Prosecco di Conegliano-Valdobbiadene|
Wine Review OnlineThis is a new, high-end release from La Marca created to commemorate this house’s 50th anniversary. I tasted it in the USA rather than in the region, which is likely to its disadvantage (traveling certainly doesn’t help wines of this type), but found it to be excellent nevertheless. Its particular excellence isn’t quite what one might expect: It isn’t richer than other high-end bottlings of Prosecco Superiore, nor is it especially dry or sweet or mineral in character. Rather, purity is the key to the wine’s success, and though it doesn’t seem that “purity” could be an attribute that is “striking” to a taster, that’s exactly how it hit me. To some degree, this hit wasn’t a “sucker punch,” it the sense that the wine shows its unusualness, and I can’t say that I’ve ever seen a Prosecco that was so perfectly “water white” (despite having tasted thousands of glasses of the stuff). The floral aromas are quite subtle, with faint blossom scents and very delicate fruit notes that echo on the palate, with flavors of barely ripe apricot and fully ripe apple. Be forewarned that this is an extremely restrained wine, and if dynamics rather than purity are what you seek in a $30 wine, this may not be for you. But I found it to be convincingly delicious, as did the two tasters with whom I shared my press sample bottle
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