Bellissima Prosseco Organic Brut Sparkling Wine DOC, Treviso, Italy
Bellissima Prosecco was launched to the US market by American model and actress Christie Brinkley in 2016 and has since become one of the most popular Prosecco wines, if not one of the most searched-for sparkling wine in the country.
“I’ve always been a big Champagne girl. My mom always drank Champagne“
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With this winemaking venture, Brinkley joined the list of female personalities selling so-called celebrity wines, like Madonna, Angelina Jolie, Fergie or Drew Barrymore have done before her, none with Prosecco so far though!
The name Bellissima is Italian for ‘most beautiful’, and the packaging features one of the most famous representation of Venus, the goddess of beauty, a reinterpretation of the famous painting The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli.
A relatively uncommon feature of Bellissima, is also that it is an Organic Prosecco, made from grapes whose method of production tend to respect the environment more.
Bellissima come sunder the Prosecco DOC appellation (Denominazione di Origine Controllata), and is made in the Treviso province of Northern Italy.
On paper then, Bellissima Prosecco sounds good!
Yet, no one has formerly tasted it and reviewed it publicly or published expert tasting notes available to all at this point.
Because I like firsts, and I like sharing knowledge and passion for wine, I wanted to find out:
How Good is Bellissima Prosecco sparkling wine?
I did taste it, and here are my…
This organic Prosecco comes in a bright lemon-yellow color of medium intensity, with slight green hues. Bright and shiny, the appearance we love to see in Prosecco wines.
The nose is delicately floral with elegant aromas of rose petal, blossoms, and lily. It is also subtly fruity: pear, fresh apricot, and crisp lemon/lime. Quite light and elegant to smell at.
The palate is instantaneously pleasing, with a soft and surprisingly smooth texture for a Prosecco, and bursting with zesty lemon/lime flavors. It is and feels dry.
This Bellissima Prosecco satisfies by its fruity generosity and balanced silky texture. It is dry but feeling soft and oily on the palate, yet with a good refreshing acidity. The residuals sugars it must have a little of are virtually imperceptible, yet the wine feels balanced and creamy, and lets itself drink without complications, enjoyably.
Flavors are vibrant and zingy, plenty of fresh citrus fruits, but also a wealth of blossom floral notes.
Touches of grass and leaf y characters to the finish, with hints of drying phenolics but well coated by the general balance and smooth texture.
A very enjoyable and elegant Prosecco that tastes fresh and zesty like a dry and pure bubbly grape juice, augmented with good flavor intensity to the finish.
Reviews of the other Prosecco in Bellissima’s range, Bellissima Zero Sugar Prosecco and Bellissima Rosé sparkling wine, to come very soon on Social Vignerons.