Here’s a $15 non-vintage prosecco from Italy, which I obtained from Costco.
This Ruffino is an extra dry sparkling white wine. The label says that it is creamy and crisp, with hints of peach and golden apples.
I disagree. I say it is massively over-carbonated, and produces loud, extended belching. As for its flavor, I can’t tell, because of the Colorado-rapids rush of foam in my mouth. After various efforts to reduce the carbonation, which your New Years Eve guests will not be able to replicate, I conclude that this is an average, OK-tasting sparkling white wine. Meaning, it tastes roughly like salty apple cider.
Like most sparkling wines and champagnes under $300, this prosecco is: