The Aperol Spritz is one of the most underrated drinks that you'll likely ever come across. It has so much going for it, yet people tend to overlook it entirely. If you're fortunate enough to take a trip to Italy, you'll find people drinking them in the early to mid afternoon. Practically everywhere you go, there is someone sipping one of these delicious cocktails. Once you're outside of Italy, you're lucky if you find someone who even knows what an Aperol Spritz is. In case you have never heard of one yourself, it is one of the easiest cocktails to make in the whole world. All you need is dry prosecco and sparkling water, along with a couple of ice cubes to go in a nice wine glass. One of the best benefits to drinking this type of alcohol is that it is fairly low in alcohol content, meaning that you can drink well before dinner without actually getting drunk. If you're interested in making one for yourself, you need to know which types of dry prosecco make the best Aperol Spritz. Below are five of them. Choose your favorite and drink to your heart's content.
5. Bisol Crede Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Brut
There are a lot of things to like about this prosecco. For starters, it comes from a family that has been making wine in regions across Italy for the last 20 years. In addition, they make sure that all of their products are sustainable. This particular variety is from Veneto, Italy and is widely regarded as one of the best tasting dry proseccos on the market. It has a 12.5% alcohol content and notes of pear, green apple and cream. Despite the fact that it is a well-regarded dry prosecco, it's also one of the smoothest proseccos of its type available.
4. Sommariva Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Brut N.V.
The key notes in this particular sparkling wine are lemon zest, yeast, and apple blossom. It's alcohol content is 11.5%. It's unique and especially dry taste is accomplished by the location in which the grapes used to make it are farmed. The farm is located in one of the highest elevations in Veneto, Italy. The soil there drains especially well. That fact, coupled with the arid climate means that the grapes maintain more acidity than they do in other locations. As a result, this particular wine has a unique flavor and it's naturally dryer than most, making it a near-perfect key ingredient for an Aperol Spritz.
3. Riondo Prosecco Frizzante N.V.
Prosecco is one of the most interesting products on the list for a number of reasons, not the least of which involves the fact that it's extra dry, yet also sweet. It's a combination that you don't see in a lot of wines, but they managed to pull it off flawlessly where this one is concerned. Like everything that's been on this list so far, this one also comes from Veneto, Italy. It has a 10.5% alcohol content and some of the most interesting notes out of anything on this list, including sweet citrus and peach mixed with apples. It will give your Aperol Spritz a clean, crisp and citrusy taste that you might not get with some other products. Better still, it can be used to create an Aperol Spritz that is slightly sweet without being overly so. Even if you don't tend to like dry prosecco as much as some other products, this is one that you really should try. You'll be glad that you did.
2. Sorelle Bronca Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Extra Dry
A lot of people have the habit of turning their nose up at products that are extra dry. To a certain extent, it's understandable why some people would be less than thrilled at the idea of drinking an extra dry prosecco. After all, most of them don't tend to have a great deal of flavor and the dryness can be rather unpleasant on the pallet, especially if you're trying to drink something like that by itself. The good news is that this one has a lot more taste than most of them, reminiscent of pears, honey and salty melon. It makes a good combination but it's even better when you consume it as a cocktail. Putting it in an Aperol Spritz works very well because it combines with the sparkling water. You may or may not want to drink this particular wine by itself, depending on your fondness for extra dry products, but when you mix it with something else it turns into an entirely different animal. Even if you usually avoid this type of wine, it really is a good idea to give this one a try. It's highly unlikely that you've ever tasted anything else quite like it.
1. Bisol Cartizze Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Dry
If someone were to tell you that you would be drinking a dry prosecco with notes of nectarine, honey and crushed stones (of all things), you might think they're crazy. However, that is precisely what this particular prosecco contains notes of and it's absolutely astounding. As a matter of fact, it's so good that it's often considered the number one dry prosecco that can be used as a splurge item in an Aperol Spritz. Even if you are initially less than excited about the idea of consuming something that has notes of crushed stone, you'd really be doing yourself a favor to try it before you judge it. Until you give it a chance, you have absolutely no idea how good it really is. If you've never had an Aperol Spritz in your life, you might as well go ahead and get something that will leave a genuine impression in the best manner possible. This is definitely a product that is capable of doing that and so much more.
Written by Lily Wordsmith
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