These Proseccos from La Gioiosa are making a big entrance in Costco stores right now, and they are tasty and affordable. A couple weeks ago we reviewed the La Gioiosa Prosecco Rosé which was delicious for only $8.99.
This non vintage DOC Prosecco is priced at $7.99, so $1 less than the rosé, and only $1 more than the Kirkland Signature Prosecco, which has always been a super solid buy at only $6.99.
So it begs the obvious question, how does the new La Gioiosa Prosecco stack up taste-wise with the Kirkland bottle, assuming the $1 price difference is nominal enough to not be a huge factor?
The answer is: quite well, in our opinion. The wines are pretty similar overall, but we’re going to give a slight edge to the La Gioiosa.
It pours a pale straw in color with a little citrus fruit and pear on the nose; nice, gentle effervescence. In the mouth are flavors green apple, pear, and I picked up a touch of light caramel in the finish.
I think I’ll buy both the La Gioiosa and the Kirkland Proseccos on my next trip to Costco, and try to arrange a side by side tasting to confirm our conclusions.
I think anyone looking for bubbles for the holidays would do really good with this one. And you can’t beat the price.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 88 points
Costco item number: 1496428
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