Ever since Prosecco Rosé made its grand entrance in 2020, it's been turning heads and stealing hearts in the wine world. What's the secret behind its charm? Let's unravel the details that make Prosecco Rosé a true standout and give you the lowdown on what sets it apart
1. How long has Prosecco Rosé been around?
In a game-changing move, Italy’s Prosecco DOC Consortium shook things up in 2020, giving the green light for Prosecco DOC Rosé production. Traditionally a white sparkling wine, Prosecco can now flaunt a delicate pink hue by blending in 10-15% Pinot Nero (a.k.a Pinot Noir). It's a splash of color and a burst of red fruit flavors in every sip.
2. How is Prosecco Rosé different from other sparkling rosés that have been on the market?
A nice, dry, sparkling rosé is always a fan favorite, but there’s a reason Prosecco is a renowned region and why Italian regulators have put safeguards in place to preserve its name. So while you’ve likely seen and enjoyed sparkling rosé in the past, the difference here is that Prosecco DOC Rosé holds the highly coveted Prosecco DOC designation, meaning it must be from the Prosecco region and crafted with specific standards. Our Lot 197 Prosecco Rosé is created by the same amazing winemaking team that makes our Lot 50 Prosecco, our most popular and best-selling wine, so we are confident that you will enjoy it.
3. How is this Prosecco Rosé made?
The Pinot Noir and Glera grapes come from vineyards throughout the Prosecco region, including the traditional areas of Treviso and Trieste. The Pinot Noir vineyards are selected from slightly warmer vineyard sites classified specifically for the production of Prosecco Rosé prior to harvest.
Pinot Noir is blended with Glera to make a still rosé wine prior to the second fermentation in autoclave. This process is traditionally known as the Charmat method, and is the same method used to produce nearly all Prosecco wines — rosé or traditional white. We use a 10% blend of Pinot Noir, which provides this wine’s beautiful pale pink color and adds notes of rose petal and fresh strawberries.
Our Prosecco DOC Rosé is designated as “Extra Dry.” This term is used to describe the sweetness level required to balance the Prosecco’s typical crisp acidity. This is achieved just before bottling with the addition of the dosage, a mixture of wine and sugar. The term Extra Dry indicates a drier style of sparkling wine with a little added sugar enhancing the wine’s red berry fruit flavors.
4. Let's Taste!
At first glance you’ll notice the beautiful pale pink color of this wine. Pop it open, pour yourself a glass and hold it up to the light to get a good look at the bubbles. You’ll see they’re delicate and lively, dancing around the glass and providing a long-lasting effervescence. Now take a slow inhale — you’ll discover aromas of strawberry, fresh citrus, cherry blossom, and rose, but it’s always fun to hear how other people describe a wine. Take a moment and a mental note of what you pick up. Finally, take a sip. We love this wine’s pristine freshness along with its bright citrus fruits and ripe strawberries.
5. Tips on how to enjoy this wine:
With its crisp, refreshing profile, this wine is always a good choice — no matter the season or occasion. Serve up a chilled glass of Prosecco Rosé alongside a simple cheese platter, seasonal salads, spicy or intensely flavorful cuisine, or simply by itself.
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