Monday, July 15, 2013
We popped open this sparkler from Italy at our friends house before a movie night. Ogio is a third-generation family winery and crafts this wine from grapes from the hills of the Prosecco wine region.
We decided on the movie “Side Effects.” One of the side effects from this wine is that people naturally feel happy when sipping on a sparkling wine. Green Dragon insisted we bring along some Champagne flutes, where I thought any old wine glasses would probably do. She certainly was correct as the flutes enable you to appreciate the tiny bubbles streaming to the top of the glass.
The body of this wine is light and fresh. Upon first sip, there was an acidic tanginess which mellowed out as we sat and watched the movie unfold. The flavor is delicate with apple and peach flavor notes – but the texture that tickles the tongue is the real star.
This wine retails for $16.99 and is a great match with seafood or sushi. It also pairs well with suspenseful movies and will get a bubbly reception from your guests.
Full Disclosure: We received this wine as a marketing sample.