Riondo Prosecco Spago Nero
I received a few notes from readers recently inquiring about the availability of the $7 Kirkland Prosecco which apparently disappeared from a few Costco stores (I’m not sure if that’s still the case because I saw new pallets arrive last week at the Costcos near me).
But readers were asking if there were any other low cost, but tasty alternatives in the bubbly realm. So I picked up this Prosecco on my last visit, which has served me well in the past, to see if it would fit the bill.
Price was $9.99, a few dollars more than its Kirkland counterpart, but there aren’t a lot of options under $10. Spanish Cava is another way to go here for low cost and dependable, but we opted to stay with Prosecco.
This wine is light and easy, similar to the Kirkland bottle. It’s subtle on the nose and in flavor, but simple, refreshing and enjoyable overall. The wine starts with light floral aromas, with flavors of green apple and melon; feels soft and gentle in the mouth with a light effervescence; finishes dry.
I think this a good buy and a fair alternative to the Kirkland Prosecco, although I’m going to hang at 86 points, a point lower that the Kirkland one that earned a little more for the extreme value. There’s lots to like here for bubbly fans. It’s simple, subtle and pure; perfect before or after meals, and especially ideal on a nice warm day.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 86 points
Costco item number: 236780
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA