Most proseccos are made to be crowd-pleasers, soft and slightly sweet and just zingy enough. Barocco Prosecco ($15), on the other hand, is sturdier and more serious but still plenty friendly. The juicy citrus, stone fruit and apple flavors are fresh, vibrant and seriously delicious. The texture and mouthfeel are fuller than with most proseccos. The wine's quality is at least partly due to its emanating from 25-year-old vines, which makes the grapes more concentrated and complex. This is a fabulous sushi wine and beautifully suited for most any party appetizers — salty, sweet or savory. In other words, a true crowd-pleaser.
Available at BrightWines, South Lyndale, Haskell's Minnetonka and Stinson.