On the Shelf: La Marca Prosecco

Known for being an elegantly crisp entry into the wide world of sparkling wine, La Marca Prosecco, has popped on over to Australia after being named the top premium prosecco in the United States. It was launched not only in time for Melbourne Cup, but ahead of what is starting to look like a blazing hot summer in Australia, one which will surely be needing the clean, bright bubbles as La Marca seek to truly make their mark on the national market.

La Marca is made in the Prosecco capital of Italy, Treviso, designed towards food pairing (think mild cheeses and seafood) and providing both wine fans and enthusiasts something a bit more approachable without the overly sweet, fruity notes that characertise Australian prosecco. Don’t get me wrong, there’s still those strong hints of fruit both on the nose and on the palate, but they are very well balanced, harmonious as they work with the pleasant acidity to cover the palate front to back with a complex taste.

On the crispy nose you’ll not only get a lot of citrus and fresh apple, but some floral notes that are connected to the mid-palate of lavender. On the front of the palate there’s a robust push of freshly picked orchard fruits like apple and peach before the lavender kicks in, sweetened by a bit of honeysuckle before grapefruit starts to emerge in the finish. Sadly the finish kind of just drops off at the end, but fans of softer acids will appreciate the nice and subtle approach La Marca takes.

Signature Serve: La Marca Candied Sapphire

Ingredients

  • 90ml La Marca Prosecco
  • 45ml Sierra Silver Tequila
  • 45ml Pineapple juice
  • 15ml Agave nectar
  • Lime and pineapple wedges

Method

1. Pour all ingredients into a glass and stir. Add ice, then garnish with lime and pineapple

La Marca Prosecco (ABV 11%) is now available in BWS stores nationally for an RRP of $25.00. For more information click HERE.

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Chris Singh

Chris Singh is the Deputy Editor of the AU review and a freelance travel writer. You can reach him on Instagram by following @chrisdsingh.

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