Blancjat Glera Frizzante Prosecco "Sur Lie"
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@hscottk and SWMBO Lab Rat Report on their first frizzante expecting a fruity, jolly rancher lemon experience with a good deal of dosage. It only took one sip for us to realize how wrong we were...
2021 Blancjat Glera IGT Venezia Giulia Frizzante Unfiltered Prosecco
91 Points ~Luca Maroni
Not for sale online, $360/case MSRP
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Tuesday, Jun 20
2021 Blancjat Glera Frizzante Prosecco “Sur Lie”
3 bottles for $57.99 $19.33/bottle + $2.67/bottle shipping
Case of 12 for $174.99 $14.58/bottle + $1/bottle shipping
Some strange Friday offers lately
Greetings, Casemateers! We were fortunate enough to be selected as labrats for this offer. We had a brief scare from UPS to start things off. Seeing the dreaded ‘delayed’ icon in tracking struck fear into our hearts, perhaps only slightly less frightening than the Microsoft blue screen of death. Fortunately, the package magically escaped whatever evil fate awaited it and found its way to our house just in time for this report.
I was joined by SWMBO in the tasting. We are both fans of sparkling wine but have minimal experience with Procecco. We tend to gravitate toward domestic sparklers and Champagne, but were eager to sample this.
The wine was a cloudy, pale yellow. I now see it is unfiltered which makes a lot of sense. The initial pour revealed a moderate amount of mousse which quickly dissipated.
I was unfamiliar with the designation of ‘frizzante,’ which I later learned was semi-sparkling. Based on this, I was expecting a very light fizz, but was surprised to find it wasn’t far off from a traditional sparkler in that fashion.
It took a few minutes for aromas to emerge. We both got citrus notes that later came into focus as lemon. There was also a sweetness on the nose, giving us the impression of lemonade. I think we were expecting a fruity, jolly rancher lemon experience with a good deal of dosage.
It only took one sip for us to realize how wrong we were. While the lemon note persisted, the wine was bone dry. I now see (and believe) that this is a zero dosage sparkler. Fruit was present but did not add the perception of sweetness. The wine had good acid, which was perhaps the most dominant note overall.
This was an intriguing wine. We were expecting a party sparkler and found something a bit more austere. If zero dosage Champagne is in your wheelhouse, this is definitely worth checking out. In our case, we usually prefer them with food and decided we really wanted to try this tomorrow with a meal so stay tuned. In the meantime I’m happy to answer any questions.
Thanks to Alice and WD for allowing us to participate in the labrat program, one of the best concepts in the wine business!
Maybe it’s just the perspective of your photos, but that bottle looks awfully small; are these 375s or 750s?
@pseudogourmet98 Definitely a 750.
Good day everyone!
I was excited to try this bubbly and by and large, my experiences mirror @hscottk .
The color in the bottle is a very cloudy orange/yellow with a lot of lees sediment at the bottom. We’ll touch on that in a bit.
On the nose it’s i get dried flowers, a little orange melon, and PLENTY of yeastiness.
For taste, i actually enjoyed it more at a very light chill than straight out of the fridge. I find that i enjoy most whites just a touch colder than cellar, so the “Serve Cold” recommendation on the back label isn’t required.
As mentioned, it’s quite acidic but not tart. The product docs say “tangerine” and that isn’t too far off. A little more lemony than orange, however. A very pleasant mouthfeel. It doesn’t have a lot of prickliness from the bubbles, and this had just enough to coat the bottom of the fancy Casemates stemless that was included, but i didn’t get a lot of rising mousse.
However, and this brings me back to the sediment portion. It does have a lot, so you’re gonna want to pour slowly and softly lest you get a glass of croaked yeast.
My wife REALLY enjoyed this – said it would be great with BBQ on the porch. Yeah – the zippiness would cut a sweeter sauce if you’re into that, and the structure would also pair with some smoke.
I’m going to aim for some grilled fish tacos for lunch and finish the rest of the bottle with those! Cheers!
Update: this went really well with food (sushi) as I expected. And the fruit was more pronounced on day 2. @radiolosis was spot on with letting this warm to above fridge temp. All in all, a very solid zero dosage sparkler that was better on day 2 with a more balanced profile. Cheers!
In for three, based on the rats.
How much more are you saving by buying a full case?
(Note: tax and shipping are not included in savings calculations).
Blancjat Glera Frizzante Prosecco “Sur Lie” - $57 = 24.56%