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Top 5 Proseccos for your Summer Aperol Spritz

Top 5 Proseccos for your Summer Aperol Spritz

Bogey’s Guide to Wine:
Top 5 Proseccos for Aperol Spritzes
By Zach Glassman, Certified Specialist of Wine

Ah, the beauty of a good Aperol Spritz! The perfect combination of sweet, bitter, and sparkling! We here at Bogey’s absolutely love Aperol Spritzes, but we also love Prosecco in general! And since Prosecco is a key component, here’s a list of the Top 5 Proseccos you should use in your Aperol Spritzes this Summer!

Before we begin, make sure you have plenty of Aperol on hand so you can make these beautiful cocktails allllllll Summer long.

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#5: Cupcake Prosecco Unlike the name, Cupcake Prosecco isn’t sweet (nor is it frosted in buttercream). It also isn’t made in California. No, this is a true pureblooded Italian Prosecco and a great choice for Aperol Spritz! A very light Prosecco with small, easy-to-drink bubbles, Cupcake has aromas of white peach and melon on the nose. The palate is citrus, sweet cream butter, and toasted brioche, just like fine Champagne. 

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#4: Mionetto Prosecco Renowned for its use in Aperol Spritz, Mionetto is one of the most popular Proseccos in the world! Light, citric, but with acid that’s integrated and balanced. Here you’ll find flavors of melon, green and red apples, and just a hint of toasted nuts on the back. For a Prosecco you can drink with or without Aperol, this one absolutely hits the spot!

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#3: Per Ora Prosecco The name of the game here is ripeness. Featuring incredibly fresh fruit flavors, Per Ora is always one of my favorites. A little sweeter than previous entries, giving you an edge of sweetness over bitter in your Spritz, the fruit characteristics shine through. Flavors of ripe pear and green apple are balanced by a refreshing and clean acidity.

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#2: Blu Prosecco I could talk all day about wine (surely you’ve gotten caught up talking to me before, right?) but I’m going to go ahead and leave this one to the pros. Wine Enthusiast gave Blu Prosecco 89 points and said “Despite the blue bottle, this is right on the money as extra dry (i.e. sweet) Prosecco goes. The nose features gardenia, citrus and mineral, while the melon and apple flavors are A1. A hint of green herb and scallion on the finish adds depth and complexity.” Trust the review - as another sweeter Prosecco, this is a great way to go for your Spritz!

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And before we get to #1, I’ll take a moment to talk about some really awesome Aperol Spritz Pre-Made cocktails! These 3-pack pre-mades are ready to drink, perfect when chilled, and just what the Summer called for! At $16.99 for a 3-pack, they’re really the best possible option. 

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#1: La Marca Prosecco No list of Prosecco would be complete without La Marca. Opening with aromas of fresh-picked citrus and honeysuckle blossoms, the crisp, clean palate brings fruity notes of green apple, juicy peach and ripe lemon, framed by hints of minerality. This is the ultimate dry Prosecco to use for an Aperol Spritz and the top suggestion from us! 

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