National Prosecco Day is celebrated annually on 13th August, and what better way to join the celebrations than by popping open an award-winning bottle of the bubbles?
Recently announced, Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2023 results saw 213 Prosecco wines awarded a medal by some of the world’s leading wine experts, including one prestigious Platinum for the region.
Awarded 97 points, Bisol 1542’s I Gondolieri Brut 2022 from Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Superiore, Veneto was described by the judges as ‘charming on the palate, with a creamy mousse and with intense fruity aromas on the nose’.
More well-crafted wines can be found from Valdobbiadene and Conegliano, Prosecco’s other main commune. Producing almost all Prosecco DOCG between them, Prosecco di Conegliano Valdobbiadene Superiore is worth mention with 41 medals awarded, including one Gold and six Silver.
Scroll down to discover 15 top-scoring Prosecco wines from DWWA 2023
Established in 2009, and updated in 2019 to include the official identification of 43 hillside sites or ‘Rive,’ wines from this DOCG have attributed to the recent surge in Prosecco quality, accompanying this wine’s rise in global popularity.
But it’s not just quality to note of the top-scoring Proseccos from DWWA 2023 – there’s style to consider too, with various examples ranging from Brut Nature to Extra Dry, and floral and fruity characteristics to savoury.
As a guide, in both Valdobbiadene and Conegliano, Proseccos tend to be more fruity in character, whereas to their west, the smaller DOCG Asolo Prosecco produces styles that are more mineral, savoury and linear.
For complexity, quality and a diversity of styles and sub-regions, the below 15 award-winning Prosecco wines are well worth a try this National Prosecco Day and beyond.
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DWWA 2023: 15 award-winning Prosecco wines to try
Le Vigne Di Alice, Signature, Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Superiore, Veneto 2017
Silver, 90 points
Perfumed, floral nose with hints of blossom, golden apple and canned peach on the palate. Delicate bubbles with a long refined finish. Alcohol 11.5%
Andreola, 26° I° Rive Di Col San Martino, Prosecco di Conegliano Valdobbiadene Superiore Rive, Veneto 2021
Gold, 95 points
An enthralling melange of melon, peach, elderflower and apple unfolds onto a palate of fresh crunchy minerals and fine peppy mousse; Very long and saline. Alc 11.5%
Tenuta Degli Ultimi, Niente Rive Collalto, Prosecco di Conegliano Valdobbiadene Superiore Rive, Veneto 2019
Silver, 94 points
Complex aromas with some floral, mineral and yeasty character on the nose. Elegant and harmonious, very long finish. Alc 11%
Sorelle Bronca, Particella 232 Rive Di Farrò, Prosecco di Conegliano Valdobbiadene Superiore Rive, Veneto 2021
Silver, 93 points
Grassy and yeast undertones with aromas of lemon and grapefruit. Mineral on the palate, long and tangy, with a lovely sapidity. Alc 11%
Malibran, 5 Grammi, Prosecco di Conegliano Valdobbiadene Superiore Rive, Veneto 2022
Silver, 92 points
Floral nose showing pear and yellow apple notes. Creamy texture, fleshy, with a soft acidity and long savoury finish. Alc 11.5%
Bisol 1542, I Gondolieri, Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Superiore, Veneto 2022
Platinum, 97 points
Intense aromas on the nose, showing fruity notes of citrus fruit, grapes, pear drop, white flowers and hints of white peaches. It is charming on the palate, with a creamy mousse and a dry finish. Alc 10.5%
Valdo, Amor Soli Biologico, Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Superiore, Veneto 2021
Gold, 95 points
Alluring elderflower, white peach and lush grapefruit with a delicious, persistent perlage and a vibrant fleshy texture; refined and long with a delightfully creamy finish. Alc 11.5%
Bellenda, San Fermo, Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Superiore, Veneto 2022
Silver, 91 points
Intense aromas of linden tree, pear drop,…
Source : https://www.decanter.com/decanter-world-wine-awards/award-winning-prosecco-to-celebrate-national-prosecco-day-463389/