Every year, the expert tasters at Wine Enthusiast sample some 22,000-plus wines with the *painstaking* job of choosing the 100 best.
This year’s top vino? It costs $20.
The Nino Franco NV Rustico Brut, a prosecco from Valdobbiadene, Italy, retails for an actually affordable $20. It beat out a $39 Sonoma County pinot noir, which came in at number two.
Wine Enthusiast describes the winner as having “aromas of white spring flower, Bartlett pear and citrus waft; a racy, refreshing palate; crisp yellow-apple, lemon drop and orange zest flavors balanced by vibrant acidity.” Um, we’re sold. (And it’s available to purchase online—a win-win.)
According to a press release, the full list represents a total of 16 countries and 30 of those wines are from the United States. The most expensive bottle? A $114 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. (We’ll keep saving up.) The average price per bottle was a reasonable $33.
We love a toast, and even more when it’s with $20 wine.