Silk face mask stocking stuffers? Check. Yuletide Zoom background? Check. Now all you need are a table full of warming holiday dishes, and wines to match, to make this a holiday season to remember (even if the rest of 2020 feels like a year to forget). There’s nothing better than a bottle of bubbly or two to set the tone.
A shining example of effortless elegance, Mionetto Prosecco is one of our holiday entertaining essentials. Mionetto was the first Prosecco introduced to the U.S. market in 1997, but it’s been an Italian favorite for over 130 years. The winery was established in 1887 by Francesco Mionetto in the town of Valdobbiadene, located just outside Venice in Italy’s northeastern Veneto wine-growing region. Today, Mionetto is the best-selling Prosecco in the world, not only because it’s reasonably priced, but because it maintains the high quality it has always been known for.
Unlike many producers of Prosecco, the Mionetto family actually uses grapes grown in their very own vineyard. They also have long-standing agreements with the best local growers to guarantee the finest selection of grapes. One such agreement is with a certified organic vineyard located in the hills of Treviso, in the town of Vazzola. It’s here that the grapes for Mionetto’s ‘Prestige’ Organic Prosecco are grown using sustainable farming techniques and without synthetic chemicals and fertilizers. This was the very first Prosecco to be made exclusively with organically grown grapes, demonstrating Mionetto’s commitment to innovating and rethinking what is possible when it comes to viticulture.
And no matter if you opt for a bottle of Mionetto Organic Prosecco, Mionetto Prosecco Rosé, or Mionetto Prosecco Treviso DOC Brut, you’re guaranteed to get gorgeous, tiny bubbles in every glass. That’s because the wine undergoes a long and slow second fermentation that promotes a fine and delicate effervescence. What’s more, Mionetto is one of a handful of Prosecco producers to bottle to order—and not a moment sooner—to guarantee absolute freshness.
To make your holidays the sparkliest yet, we’ve put together the ultimate food-and-Prosecco pairing guide featuring everything from lobster tails to Prosecco Rosé cocktails with rose petals and raspberries.
Ultimate Fizz and Food Pairings
To wow your guests from the start, bring out a bottle of Mionetto Organic Prosecco. While lovely on its own, its refreshing acidity and elderflower blossom aromas will pair perfectly with canapés, too, like savory-sweet tartlets featuring fresh figs, chopped walnuts, Italian Gorgonzola cheese, and buttery pastry. For a fun first-of-the-evening cocktail, try a classic Aperol spritz with Mionetto Prosecco Brut, garnished with a fresh sprig of rosemary for a wintry vibe, along with the traditional orange wedge.
With dinner, pour Mionetto’s Prosecco Treviso Brut. And what’s more festive than lobster and bubbles? This bright, fruit-forward Prosecco will pair perfectly with sweet and buttery lobster. If you’re looking to serve a cocktail, make a Cranberry Fizz. Add 6 ounces chilled Mionetto Prosecco Brut to a wine glass and add 1 tablespoon Grand Marnier and 1 tablespoon chilled cranberry juice; garnish it with fresh cranberries.
To end your holiday party on a high note, bring out the Mionetto Prosecco Rosé. The wine will add extra red berry flavor to a Strawberry-Prosecco trifle. Continue the cheer with a classy after-dinner drink, like a rose petal-adorned Chambord Royale Cocktail. Simply fill a flute with Mionetto Prosecco Rosé, top with ½ ounce Chambord, and garnish with 1 fresh raspberry and a sprinkling of dried rose petals.
Consult our illustrated guide below for more ways to bring sparkling wine into your holiday festivities.
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This article is sponsored by Mionetto Prosecco.
Published: December 11, 2020