Mionetto IL Prosecco
- SP Wine Spectator
- WE Wine Enthusiast
- OT Other Review Service
- RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
- ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
- Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
- Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
- * as rated by our staff
87 pts. Wine & Spirits: August 1, 2003
A simple line of sweet, honeyed lime fruit kept taut by a limestone austerity, this is a clean, light sparkler for aperitifs.
86 pts. Wine Enthusiast: December 15, 2006
Fastened with a yellow bottle cap, this is an informal, cool Prosecco that is low in alcohol and long in charm. Easy to drink, it presents pretty floral aromas followed by flavors of straw, herbs, lime and honey. Light and clean in the mouth, it makes an excellent cocktail wine.
86 pts. Wine Enthusiast: October, 2004
Fresh and clean, with aromas of slate, citrus and green herbs. The palate delivers lemon-lime flavors and a modest bubble bead that doesn’t overwhelm. And when folks say packaging means nothing, ignore them. This one comes in a cool bowling-pin shaped bottle that’s capped like a beer. The tagline on the label points out that Prosecco is the “gentle” sparkling wine. Yeah, gentle on your wallet.
86 pts. Wine Spectator: November 30, 2011
Light-bodied and floral, this Prosecco displays hints of honeysuckle, apricot, mandarin orange and spice. Lightly juicy and frizzante, with a lingering finish. Drink now.
86 pts. Wine Enthusiast: June, 2005
Easygoing, with apple and citrus on both the nose and palate. Good acidity, upright in the mouth, and quaffable. Topped like a beer bottle; we can see it flowing freely over the course of the summer.
85 pts. Wine Enthusiast: August, 2008
This inviting Prosecco brings you in thanks to its fresh aromas of fruit, banana, mango and white flower. The wine is direct and straightforward with tonic effervescence.
84 pts. Wine Spectator: December 15, 2010
A light-bodied Prosecco, with hints of grapefruit peel and pine accenting the Gala apple, quince and nutmeg notes, followed by a citrusy finish.
The 30 Second Wine Advisor
Clean, almost watery pale with a glint of gold, this lightly sparkling wine froths in the glass, but the bubbles dissipate quickly. Its pleasant, delicate peachy aroma invites a taste, and the flavor shows peaches as well, yeasty and crisp, bubbles tickling the tongue even if they’re not evident in the glass. Very fruity yet dry or nearly so, it’s a refreshing quaff, delicious for summer sipping and fine with spicy fare.
The Wall Street Journal
Best of tasting. Frizzante, with juicy, mouth-watering tastes of lychees and almonds. Vibrant and fun.
Ric McLeod: September 18, 2003
The dictionary would define it as a light sparkling wine from the Veneto region of northern Italy and made from the Prosecco grape, but it’s much more than that. Proseccos are great because they’re happy wines that add sparkle to a party, and go well with an assortment of appetizers. The wine is unpretentious and acts as a palate cleanser between each treat as the trays are passed around. Flavors are clean and refreshing, reminiscent of wisteria and golden apples. Try the Mionetto with some orange juice at your next brunch; it makes a tasty mimosa.
Kevin McPartland: May 2, 2003
Made the traditional way with the traditional cap. The word “Il” means “The” in Italian, and after one try you will see that this is The Prosecco. It’s a frizzante (meaning lightly sparkling) with aromas of pears and peaches. The wine is very fresh and crisp and quite refreshing. Use it as an aperitif, in a Bellini or just for fun.