Wine of the week: Giusti Prosecco Superiore Asolo DOCG Brut
We at team db want to celebrate the very best bottles from our Global Wine Masters. Every Wednesday, we’ll select a wine that picked up either a Gold or Master from our competition series, and tell you why the judges loved it.
After a blistering Easter weekend in the UK, we can’t wait for hot summer days filled with cool, refreshing wines. What better way to celebrate the start of good weather than with a crisp Italian fizz?
Back in 2014, at our inaugural Prosecco Masters, mixed among the bigger brands of the region was a sample that shone.
A touch drier than most of its rivals, this was a Brut style of Prosecco, but with plenty of mouth-filling ripe fruit. The brand was Giusti – and the person behind it was Ermenegildo Giusti, a man who had made his fortune in the construction business in Canada, but whose home was the region of Prosecco. Having planted the first vineyard in Prosecco in 2002, Giusti is a relatively new player in this part of Italy, but one with ambition, and with a particular aim to promote the Asolo Prosecco Superiore DOCG.
Indeed, the Proseccos of Giusti have consistently performed to a high level in our Prosecco Masters, whatever the cuvée. However, it was the Asolo Prosecco Superiore DOCG Brut that caught our attention, with its pure, ripe peach and pear fruit, testament to the quality of grapes grown on the hills of Montello, which lie within this DOCG – a smaller area than the better-known DOCG of Valdobbiadene Conegliano, but one worth seeking out.