3 Days Only! Raffaello Prosecco for $9.99!
Raphael dal Bo "Raffaello" Prosecco
Release Price: $15.00
Lowest Online Price in the US: $12.98 (net)
SALE Price: $9.99 (net)
SALE runs Friday April 7th - Sunday April 9th, 2023 at midnight!*
Lowest Online Price in the US!
*Curbside Pickup Always Available!*
*Please note our stores will be closed on Sunday April 9th but sale prices for Darley, Raffaello and Benieres will all still be live on our website.
We're keeping the Holiday Weekend sale train rolling!
We thought this needed to be part of the package 1) because people love bubbles and mimosas and 2) to really highlight what an insane value this wine is.
The other day I saw LaMarca Prosecco at Harris Teeter for $14.99 per bottle (here). The world has gone mad. Can't we still get delicious bubbly for only $9.99 per bottle?!?!?
Sometimes I just think we are extra lucky to have found this producer. They are a small producer in a sea of Prosecco producers, and the quality to value on this item is simply off the charts.
Dare I say this is the best under $10 sparkling wine I have had? I'm willing to put that out there into the universe.
Raphael dal Bo is a real guy, born and raised in Conegliano, the beating heart of Prosecco, the place that still produces the indisputably best version of the Glera grape that gives us this absolutely cheery bubbly. That certainly explains why he was the first to receive organic certification for his Organic Prosecco and why he remains solely focused upon Prosecco still today.
But what is up with Prosecco in general?
After decades as an only vaguely popular international wine, in 2009 Prosecco was redefined; its lesser regions becoming DOCs and its more specialized areas, Conegliano-Valdobbiadene and Colli Asolani, gaining DOCG status. There was plenty of good news in that: no more would lesser areas be available for bottling as Prosecco, and Italy could go to war against other countries (like Australia) labeling their white wines as Prosecco. For Australian producers (and others), Prosecco was a grape, not a place. Concomitant with these changes, Italy had re-titled the grape as Glera, thus mooting any possibility of other countries insisting that they were just naming their wines Prosecco as a varietal designation. Maybe it helped, but Prosecco blew up, internationally speaking.
This labeling scheme was good lawyering stuff, for sure. But the larger issue is that Prosecco is now rather complicated, if it is more protected and (theoretically at least), more controlled and likely to be of higher quality. Prosecco producers also began labeling their wines by sugar levels: Raffaello’s Extra Dry (made of 100% Glera) has about the same amount of sugar in it as most Champagnes, so it’s not sweet. But Prosecco of old was generally dry and the higher end DOCG stuff remains so. Confused yet? You should be. This is all wine law in full frontal evolution and it’s anybody’s guess if this makes Prosecco sexier or more popular than it already is. That said, it's still the first choice for most folks.
So if you're looking for inexpensive bubbly for this Holiday Weekend (or any really any reason at all), this is a do not miss!!
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