Bellissima Zero is an uncommon collaboration between Bellissima Prosecco and Christie Brinkley that’s positioning itself within the BFY (aka “better-for-you”) and “better-for-the-planet” classes (apparently these are a factor). The brand new line of nonvintage nonetheless and glowing wines are vegan and made with natural grapes. The “Zero” within the title is a reference to zero-sugar, as there are not any residual sugars within the bottle. The grapes are grown within the Veneto area of Treviso, town recognized for Prosecco, and are designated as IGT. Right here we discover the complete line of nonetheless wines and two of their glowing choices.
All are 12.5% abv.
NV Bellissima Zero Chardonnay – The nostril is vibrant with tart granny smith inexperienced apples, which carries by way of into the palate with further sour-tart notes from just-ripened raspberries and a softening notice of inexperienced grapes. The end rides on the tart, bitter apples with a contact of woodiness from the pores and skin of pears. This isn’t a fancy wine, nevertheless it positive is a refreshing one. (And pucker up!) B+
NV Bellissima Zero Pinot Grigio – Truthfully, this Pinot Grigio can simply substitute for the Chardonnay and vice versa when it comes to fruity, tart traits. Upon nearer examination, strawberry notes convey out extra brightness on this varietal with a barely sweeter crimson apple in lieu of the granny smith. On the palate some peach shines by way of and finishes with the identical puckering tartness and lands again on creamy stone fruit and blackberry notes. A-
NV Bellissima Zero Rose – The rose is way lighter in physique and character than the previous whites. The nostril carries a extra muted model of strawberry and inexperienced grape notes than its counterparts. The palate has a bit extra sparkle and is fairly dry and oaky for a rose. It feels a bit lackluster and fewer fruity when in comparison with the whites however nonetheless ought to lead to an empty bottle as soon as opened below the solar. B
NV Bellissima Zero Glowing – This expression is one other notch up on the dryness scale and is equally mild on profile. The nostril may be very light with inexperienced grapes and peaches with punchy effervescence. Oaky fruit peel is most outstanding on the palate and lingers within the end. B
NV Bellissima Zero Glowing Rose – With comparable effervescence and lightness because the glowing white, the glowing rose showcases a contact extra fruitiness and sweetness however nonetheless drinks and finishes on the drier facet of the common glowing rose. B
NV Bellissima Zero Cabernet Sauvignon – The nostril has a wealthy darkish berry notice that continues on the palate, including in a contact of cardamon to convey out some dry spiciness. The mouthfeel is buttery and plush with a medium physique. The end options spiced, poached blackberry and lingers on dry oak. B+
NV Bellissima Zero Merlot – The nostril on the merlot begins out richer with a touch of German chocolate cake alongside prune preserves, giving method to fragrant comfortable cedar. The mouthful is comparatively lighter than the cabernet however nonetheless carries some creaminess with its brighter berry notes, lower with rosemary-tinted oakiness. The end is a bit shorter and sweeter than the cabernet with rather less oak within the closing. B+
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