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Enjoy Valentine’s Day with a Prosecco from Mionetto

Mionetto Cartizze, D.O.C.G. wine with a plate of homemade Melting Moments cookies.

For Valentine’s Day enjoy a sparkling wine. Proseccos are a popular choice for wine drinkers around the world. They frequently offer a good price point and often Proseccos offer quality including good color, aroma and taste.

Last night we enjoyed a Prosecco produced by Mionetto, a long established winery. The winery was started in 1887 by Francesco Mionetto in Valdobbiadene, Italy.

The Cartizze, D.O.C.G. by Mionetto was produced with the Glera grape variety using the Charmat method. The wine had 11% alcohol with 24-26 g/l. This Prosecco was a yellow color and very aromatic of peach, apple, pear and floral notes. The wine had multiple columns of bubbles culminating in a thin circumference of bubbles. We found the bubbles to be small although not as small as some other high-end wines. The wine offered a mouthfeel that was crisp and lively with a melding of flavors.

Multiple columns of bubbles rising to the surface.

The slight sweetness began in the wine from start to finish. The finish lingered with notes of apple and pear. 

We enjoyed the Cartizze, D.O.C.G. wine with a plate of homemade Melting Moments cookies. The slight sweetness of the Cartizze matched well with the slight sweetness of the cookies.

Mionetto suggests pairing the CartizzIe Prosecco with desserts, pastries, cakes, fruit salads and shellfish. 

Consider serving this Cartizze D.O.C.G. sparkling wine on Valentine’s Day with dessert.

Hint: Melting Moments are easy to make as the recipe calls for only four ingredients: flour, confectionary sugar, cornstarch and butter. This was the first time for me to bake Melting Moment. At first I had my doubts and wanted to add vanilla but I did a taste test and these cookies are great, especially when fresh. I discovered the recipe, Minnie’s Melting Moments, while reading Aunt Dimity and the Widow’s Curse by Nancy Atherton. Many recipes for Melting Moments are available on the internet.

Kathy and Terry

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