La Marca delivers a fresh and easy-drinking Prosecco that would wash down beautifully with bruschetta topped with cherry tomatoes and basil. This luminous sparkling wine is redolent of white peach and honey and offers a touch of sweetness on the bubbly finish.
87 points, Wine Enthusiast (Aug 2011)
La Marca Prosecco (about $15 at big box stores and wine shops) has the distinction of being the only Prosecco from Italy's Veneto region to be named to Wine Spectator's Top 100 list (2007). It's easy to see why.
This light and lively sparkling wine opens with the intoxicating aromas of ripe lemons and lemon blossoms. On the tongue that bright lemon resolves to Meyer lemon, the ultra-juicy, thin-skinned variety known both for its heavenly fragrance and its low acidity, a combination that yields an unusually subtle and refined flavor.
A touch of vanilla contributes to the wine's creaminess, while in no way undermining its clean crispness. Its swarms of bubbles rising in a pale platinum wine are persistent and delightful to both nose and palate. Refreshing, this wine is, in spades.
Drink it alone, by all means, or as an aperitif. When pairing with foods go the extremes: It will rejuvenate and cool the palate when drunk with spicy Thai or Szechuan dishes, but it also will harmonize with and complement dishes as silky smooth as panna cotta or seared sea scallops.
Colette & John Bancroft, tbt* Wine of the Week (Jul 20, 2011)