5 Easy Bottles of Prosecco Under $15
Wondering which bottle of Prosecco under $15 is best?
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Welcome to Part 5 of my 6 Part Prosecco Series, where today I will be reviewing the 5 bottles of bubbly I served up at my Prosecco tasting party from Part 4 of the series. If you haven’t already, head on over to the post here. You’ll learn all about throwing your own tasting party, complete with food pairings!
- Part 1: What You Need To Know About Prosecco
- Part 2: Getting To Know Glera: Your Quick Guide To Vine & Wine
- Part 3: 10 Prosecco Cocktails You Need To Mix Up Now
- Part 4: How To Throw A Prosecco Tasting Party
- Part 6: The Science Behind Sparkling Wine
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It can be really overwhelming when you’re shopping for wine and you find, like, 500 different bottles of the same type. It becomes even more difficult when you’re looking for something you’re not used to drinking, or need it for a special occasion.
I like to do my research ahead of time, even if it I’m not laying down a lot of money. Some wine drinkers I know figure, “hey, if it’s cheap enough, why not give it a shot?” But I say, why waste your $20, $10 or even $5 if you don’t have to?
So, consider this post your Prosecco research. Sure there are tons more bottles out there that are probably worth trying. However, I have narrowed down Prosecco under $15 that you can easily find at your local grocer. No need to worry about the overwhelm you may feel at a fancy wine shop. Unless, of course, you want to go. I am totally OK with that, too.
Bright straw in color, Bolla Prosecco offers appealing ripe fruit on the nose with hints of apple, pear and peach. The wine is fresh and fruity on the palate with a great vein of acidity and lively finish.
This Prosecco scored the lowest of all five bottles we tasted due to its “blank canvas” character. Although we enjoyed all of the wines we tried, this was collectively our least favorite because we found it to be rather bland in comparison to the others. It started out nice and clean, but the finish became a bit bitter and harsh. We agreed that if you are looking for something to mix into a mimosa or bellini, this would be your best bet.
My personal take? I ranked this as my 2nd best choice, because I enjoyed its dryness, lively acidity and hint of tart apple and floral flavors.
The grapes from the province of Treviso, an area that has always produced high quality Prosecco, give this sparkling wine a luminous straw yellow hue and for its emphatic yet stylish mousse. The bouquet is redolent of Golden Delicious apple, while the palate is appealingly marked by aromatic notes of white peach and honey.
Mionetto is the largest importer of Prosecco in the US, thanks to its introduction into the mainstream market by the producer in the 2000s. However, this distinction didn’t sway our opinion too much. Although it possessed a richer character than the Bolla, the ladies in the group found this to also be a bit bitter. The lone male taste tester, however, rated this his favorite of the bunch!
My personal take? I ranked this 4th and agreed with the ladies – bitter and a bit harsh. The dry flavors were reminiscent to me of raw nuts.
BELPOSTO PROSECCO DOC, NV
VENETO, PROSECCO, ITALY $13.99
An elegant and pleasant sparkling wine with a light golden straw color, delicate nose, and fresh crisp taste of green apple. Its slightly sweet nature is balanced by moderate acidity and light bubbles.
Across the board, this ranked right in the middle for our entire group. We all agreed it was a decent choice. This is quite fruity with lots of apricot, tending towards the sweet side. If you are looking for a drier option, you may be better off with Bolla or Mionetto. Like fruity and easy? Then this is a good go-to option.
My personal take? My 3rd choice, in line with everyone else. It has decent balance, and I love the pungent apricot aroma, but flavor-wise it is not particularly complex.
Lunetta (“Little Moon” in Italian) celebrates life’s small pleasures. The grapes are handpicked and vinified at Cavit’s state-of-the-art sparkling wine facility in the northern Italian region of Trentino, dedicated exclusively to producing world-class sparkling wines. Enticing aromas of apple and peach give way to a palate that is refreshing, and harmonious, with crisp fruit flavors and a clean finish.
You may be familiar with Cavit from their famous Pinot Grigio and Moscato, but did you know Lunetta is their very own Prosecco? I was surprised to learn this myself. Overall, this performed well with my group due to its consistency – the bubbles were perfectly persistent, the wine was not mouth-puckeringly harsh or dry, and the flavors were a nice balance of fruit and straw/hay. This even turned one of my beer-drinking guests into a Prosecco fan, as she selected it her #1 choice!
My personal take? This was actually my least favorite. Although I really enjoyed all of the wines we tried, and would definitely rebuy them all (including this one), I found the straw and hay flavors to be unexpected in a Prosecco. I am used to fruitier, cleaner flavors, and this bit of earthiness put me off a bit when compared to the other bottles we drank.
This sparkling wine is a pale, golden straw in color. Bubbles are full textured and persistent. On the nose the wine brings fresh citrus with hints of honey and white flowers. The flavor is fresh and clean, with ripe citrus, lemon, green apple, and touches of grapefruit, minerality, and some toast. The finish is light, refreshing, and crisp.
The winner of the party by far was this bottle by LaMarca. Hands down, one of the best bottles of Prosecco under $15 that you can get! We all agreed it had sophisticated fruit flavors, perfect balance bewteen sweetness and crisp acidity, and a remarkable creamy quality. For the price, you really can’t beat this one, and many wine publications agree:
- Wine & Spirits = 88 points
- Wine Enthusiast = 87 points
- Wine Spectator = 83 points
My personal take? Love, love, love this Prosecco! I rated this my 1st choice, as did most of the party-goers. I would serve this for special occasions and recommend this as one of the best Proseccos on the market. The winemaker’s notes are spot-on. At under $15 it absolutely cannot be beat!
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