Grave di Stecca Brut packaged like Lucozade (for those old enough to remember). Pale straw yellow, citrus and melon skin nose; pure, elegant white pear fruit, gentle mousse and some persistence.
Precise, correct and well-behaved, if a little dull - rather like an accountant at a dinner party.
Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Rustico Brut from higher-altitude vineyards, an enjoyable textbook Prosecco - good, precise orchard fruit, well-balanced acidity and somehow more substantial.
Elegant, discreet and well-bred, it is not so much rustic - as the name suggests - as minor aristocracy.
Serve as an aperitif or with light starters, such as prawns en croute.
Both wines provided for review.
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