Corvezzo’s Shake it Prosecco is a totally different concept of Prosecco sparkling wine.
Not only does it referment in the bottle, which is not standard for Prosecco, that normally ferments only in tank, but it also carries with the evidence of it: the less are left in the bottle…
As a result, you can see the sediment of lees down the bottom, and it’s advised to ‘shake it’ before you pour!
The most interesting part being, that this is in fact a traditional Italian way of making Prosecco, that has fallen out of fashion but that may well be making a strong come back.
We know the concept from some beers, and fun it certainly sounds.
But how does it actually taste?
Is it worth any interest?
Let’s find out, tasting the bubbly…
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This Prosecco bubbly comes, after you’ve shaken it and poured, well, in a hazy yellow with hints of green hues. Bubbles are looking tiny and delicate, like they’re moving in a viscous liquid, probably because of the suspended lees. Intriguing!
The nose though, dissipates any doubts as soon as you take your first sniff. It smells super fresh and fruity, zesty lime and fresh lemon, delicate pear and grape juice notes. Touches of honeysuckle.
It IS in fact very elegant and lively to smell at!
The palate is also very lively, definitely following suit after the zesty nose.
What first strikes is how dry and zingy this Prosecco is. The crisp and mineral acidity brings much freshness, and highlights the limy dominant flavors.
Yet, after this first impression, the wine appears very round, providing an oily texture that coats your palate and gives an enjoyable soft texture.
Citrus and fresh pear notes develop into more subtly vegetal ones, acacia leaves, honeysuckle as we mentioned before, as well as delicate honey. From the mid-palate on, these flavors come also with salty velvety phenolics that amplify the vegetal touch. But it’s all so coated in this wine’s incredible oily texture, that the savory drying feel comes through distinctively enjoyable, like the slightly bitter but positive feel you get biting in a slice of fresh lime.
Like the rest of the experience, the finish is crisp and zesty, surprisingly long for a Prosecco, and make you abundantly salivate, and want to go for another sip. Always a good sign!
An outstanding Prosecco experience this ‘Shake It’ by Corvezzo Winery does provide, by several means.
The concept and preliminary experience of having to shake it, then witnessing the rare event of pouring a hazy wine with its lees suspended in it, are by themselves a fun conversation starter.
But the wine itself does speak well for itself too. Pungent smell and taste. A distinctively characterful AND enjoyable wine tasting experience.
Crisp, dry, slightly bitter and savory, it is all rounded up by a wealth of an oily texture and abundant citrus and pear flavors, making the whole feel balanced, opulent and harmonious.
Somehow this wine transforms the sometimes-average experience of tasting a Prosecco, into an entertaining and pleasing event.
As a bonus, Corvezzo’s “Shake it!” Prosecco comes at a relatively low alcohol level of 10.5% abv.