Tasting Note: Lambrusco di Sorbara, Secco, Cantina di Sorbara

Comments = this wine offers a good expression of a Lambrusco di Sorbara DOC (not to be confused with cheap & industrial Lambrusco). It is very fruity (mainly cherry) with no secondary aromas and a lighter body than Lambrusco Salamino DOC and Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro DOC. This Lambrusco di Sorbara can be considered a classic example of a traditional Lambrusco (this DOC is the most renowned of the 3)

Final Grade = B+

Tasting Note: BISOL 1542 Prosecco Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze DOCG

Comments = we can feel its quality compared to many Prosecco (Cartizze being the best sub-zone), however, the lack of complexity in aromas (mainly green apple with no secondary or tertiary aromas) together with its Medium length of finish prevent a final grade above B (which is still a very good grade for a Prosecco). The most interesting thing regarding this will probably lie in the food pairing, given the large bubbles. It would probably pair better with heavier starter fish than other traditional method wines while also providing more quality than many tank method wines.

Final Grade = B

Tasting Note: Freixenet Cava Cordon Negro

Comments = with an average retail price around 6 euros, it is difficult to argue that this wine is not a very good value for money. The bubble is probably a little too aggressive to enjoy it as a standalone; however, it will pair well with a pronounced mezze and other appetizers. It is a good choice for sharing a moment with friends on a limited budget.

Final Grade = B