Review: Bisol 2017 Prosecco Crede and Jeio Prosecco Brut
Bisol has long been one of my favorite Prosecco producers, because it keeps the focus of its wines squarely on the grape, letting the varietal character shine. Here’s a look at two of its most recent releases.
2017 Bisol Valdobbiadene Prosecco Crede DOCG – 85% glera, 10% pinot bianco, 5% verdiso — named for “crede” — clay — in the soil. Restrained fizz, which lets the creamy wine focus on fruit — in this case kiwi, melon, and a pear character with gentle ginger and spice notes lingering on the finish. At the same time, it’s quite dry, giving it wide versatility. A- / $20
NV Bisol Jeio Prosecco Brut DOC – 100% glera. Much sweeter in style, and less focused. Notes of melon and ripe apple, pear, and some spice all come together with a dessert-like quality. Apple jelly, with some doughy vanilla notes, lingers on the finish. B / $12