Ruggeri Prosecco Vecchie Viti 2011

Vecchie Viti from over 100 year old vines
Vecchie Viti from over 100 year old vines

The sparkling wine category has grown rapidly in Thailand over the past 3 or 4 years, and the big winner has been Prosecco. To keep prices reasonable, many lower grade Spumanti made their way into the country, leaving experienced wine drinkers now waiving off their hands to the sound of Prosecco.

The truth is this is still the best alternative to Champagne (unless you can locate a good Crémant) and one with a better QPR.  So pick a special bottle, which you know has been stored well, such as the old vines from Ruggeri.

This Prosecco has more body, flavor, and bouquet, and is made from a rigid selection of top quality grapes grown on centenarian vines. The winery is one of the best in the region, but doesn’t own all of these old vineyards, and works closely with farmers in the esteemed Valdobbiadene DOCG to source a sizeable amount for their top cuvée.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars.

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