Monday, 2 January 2012

Dal Zotto Pucino Prosecco NV

Prosecco is quickly gaining a great following as an alternative to the Pinot Chardonnay sparkling we see all over the shelves.

I have previously reviewed the Brown Brother's Prosecco which was I was pretty happy with and it was a pleasure to drink, but this drop was the next step up. The flavours were a little more richly textured, and with the crown seal, it gives you a little more street cred and class when you turn up at your next party with it under your wing.

Made using the Charmat Method, that is, the whole process of making the sparkling wine takes place in a large temperature controlled tank, the end product is well above satisfactory.

This Prosecco once again comes from the King Valley in Victoria, and the Dal Zotto's were the first to introduce the variety to Australia.
A clean and clear appearance in the glass with a nose of green apple peel and some tinned pear juice. The palate is a little drier than the Brown Brothers, but more complex and textured with some more apple characteristics, pear and a touch of citrus coming to the fore. The finish is clean, dry and terribly delicious!

There is no complexity to this, it's stand and deliver type of stuff. Crazy value for the $18 I paid for it!

Go on, you know you want some!


  1. Hi Q-ey,
    It's 'WineBuffed' again and I have been eagerly waiting a review of a wine I dearly love. Luck must be shining on me in the New Year as you have posted one of my new FAVS (Even though you misspelled it in the title ;)!!!! Don’t worry that is just between you and me and I am sure you will make up for it.

    Believe me this has been the perfect accompaniment for the past few hot weeks down south….!! Certainly visually crispness on initial pour with a vaguely floral bouquet and some elderflower appearing on first inhale. The green apple pops in your mouth not unlike a young Chardonnay. The Citral experience is certainly not overpowering and there was also an essence of lemon zest. For an encore the pear lingered longer on the palate which was a pleasurable experience. The dryer nature was not expected but certainly relished.

    Do you think this is the closest the ‘Dal Zotos’ have come to a true Italian style white?
    Easily one of the best buys under $20 currently available. Have you experienced the 2008 vintage, a little more pricey but worth it?

    This is no ‘Veuve Clicquot’ but one I would dearly love having ‘Champagne Showers’ with ;)

  2. Ahh, The Buff. Where have you been hiding?

    It's great to hear from you again. Thanks for making a comment and getting back in touch.
    Apologies for the typo. Bit heavy on the "C"key, or was it fat fingers, or perhaps too much Prosecco? Probably a combination of all three! I can assure you world order has been restored and the typo rectified :)

    This Pucino Prosecco definately stacks up against those from Italy. I have tasted some twice the price which aren't as good. The next label up from the Pucino is the L'Immigrante Prosecco which I'm yet to have. But be rest assured I will blog it when the time comes.

    My advice is to go and check out some imported Prosecco yourself and see what is out there and how the Dal Zotto measures up. The current wine market in Australia has around 15% imported wine so there is plenty of choice.

    Agree with you too about the bang for buck!

    This doesn't need to be Veuve Clicquot. It stands proudly on its own two feet as you know. A top drop indeed!

    Are you on Twitter so we can chat more?