Farra di Soligo County, northeast Italy; 11.5% ABV
$7 at the Richmond, CA, store on 16 Aug
After finding the Il Follo Extra Dry Prosecco pretty tasty, I was curious to try this wine. It was very dry (more so than the Prosecco), with delicate fruit flavors of strawberry / almost cherry and quince jelly, yeasty, with a slightly bitter edge and acid that is nearly “crisp.” It was strongly carbonated. In contrast to the more exuberantly flavored Prosecco, this was more restrained and elegant. I drank it with pan-fried salmon, and the fish overwhelmed it. I’d suggest plain shrimp instead. However, I thought it was a bit more simple than the Prosecco, and overall I’d say solidly Drinkable.