MARTINI ASTI DOCG
ICE, ITALY (PS9, ASDA) Especially created to enjoy over ice (a summer pool party trend grander fizzy labels have embraced), this new shiny metal jacket certainly looks the part.
Prosecco Superiore Valdiobbiadene DOCG
, Veneto, Italy (PS7.99, Aldi) IT wouldn't be summer without a fresh and lively prosecco and this silver medal-winner is the one to pop with its highest quality guarantee (DOCG
), staying true to how these best loved bubbles from the finest prosecco region should taste.
Appellation d'Origine ContrA[acute accent]lee (AOC) or Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG
) are terms used to ensure that wines conform to a certain standard and quality.
Conegliano (Sainsbury, PS10) I was so glad to see this prosecco near the top of the scoreboard as this wine is one of my must-recommends.
Tasting elves say: Citrussy fizz disappears quite quickly Tesco finest Prosecco Valdobbiadene DOCG
(PS8, down from PS10 until January 1) A whopping 22 marks separated the winning wine from this one, but Tesco's prosecco still received much praise.
Tasting elves say: Citrussy fizz disappears quite quickly Prosecco Asolo Brut DOCG
(PS7 until January 2, Asda) Those tell-tale prosecco signs of pear, apple and a flirtation of tropical fruit are pleasing in this wine, but not pleasing enough for my elves to give it higher marks than they did.
Each hamper is filled with a luxurious selection of gifts, including a Luxury Collection Candle, a Luxury Collection Reed Diffuser, Luxury Collection Hand & Body Wash, and Luxury Collection Hand & Body Lotion - and of course, a light and refreshing Prosecco Superiore DOCG
. Each hamper is the same but available in each scent - Lime, Basila and Mandarin, and Pomegranate.
I shared a few tastes at Ferghettina and one of my favourites was that very style of pink, Ferghettina Franciacorta Brut Rose DOCG
(PS29.66, Tannico.co.uk, 12.5% abv, left) in a distinctive square-based bottle, which allows more flavours to develop.
They also produce Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Vecchie Vigne (Vecchie Vigne means old vine, referring to that part of the estate where the vineyard is 35 years old).
If you want to step up to DOCG
level, Piploi Aglianico del Vulture is available in better offies like the Vintage in Antrim, McKenna's in Maghera or the Wine Shop in Enniskillen.
The selection includes Ricossa Barolo DOCG
2012 and Cortese Ricossa Gavi DOCG
Brunello di Montalcino was the first wine to gain a place in the Italian pyramid of DOCG