91 Points: Ca' Di Prata Prosecco Conegliano Valdobbiadene Extra Dry $18

With the Memorial Day holiday in the rearview mirror, summer has officially started here in the US. While Italian sparkling wines might not seem like a logical choice for the warm weather ahead, consider how many characteristics they share with beer, including its versatility and incredible diversity. So many styles and price points of Prosecco are available in the market these days, and here's an unusual example worth seeking out.

Ca' Di Prata Prosecco Conegliano Valdobbiadene Extra Dry $18
Just two shades towards dry straw off white marble, this super pale sparkler has a frothy head that quickly dissipates while infinitesimally small bubbles lazily persist. But don't let the platinum color fool you. Surprisingly full in the mouth, round, generous fruit punctuated by soft roasted nuts leads into a medium length, dry finish. Far more substantial than 95% of Prosecco's out there, and all the better for it. The rich body will make this go with anything from grilled fish to creamy pastas. Finally, it's a relative bargain given its quality. 91 Points (Sample)