The beautiful new Organic Pizzolato Prosecco DOC Rosé is featured in Food & Wine as one of “The 9 Best Prosecco Rosés to Buy Right Now” and the only organic wine in the mix. From the article by Brian Freedman:
“To mark the occasion of Prosecco rosé becoming an official category of wine, I tasted every bottle I could get my hands on.” Pizzolato Prosecco DOC Rosé was included in the list of “nine that represent what Prosecco rosé does so well…”
“Wonderfully floral aromas join nectarines and Mandarin orange oil, and set the stage for bright, refreshing flavors of yellow apples, satsumas, honey, and a touch of almond blossom. So elegant.”
Pizzolato is the first to introduce an Organic Prosecco DOC Rosé. Pizzolato’s estate-grown Pinot Noir grapes showed good acidity levels and retain their distinctive flavors of violet & red berry. It’s beautiful coppery pale pink color loves the glass and matches the elegant packaging. The nose has intense aroma, with delicate hints of white flowers, apple, and pear, typical of Prosecco, which blend with recognizable notes of red fruits. The resulting wine is fresh, with velvety mouth feel with good acidity.
According to Pizzolato 5th generation winemaker Settimo Pizzolato, “our estate-grown organic Glera and Pinot Nero grapes were used to produce our first Prosecco DOC Rosé and we are thrilled to enter this exciting new sparkling category. With our own 14HA of organic Pinot Nero, we are excited to be able to offer a 100% organically grown Prosecco DOC Rosé at a reasonable price. This exciting new prosecco further positions Cantina Pizzolato as one of the leading organic producers in the Veneto region.”
From Food & Wine:
“When rosé recently gained official entry to the Prosecco DOC, it seemed to cause a bit of a divide. Among casual wine drinkers I spoke with, there was a sense of excitement. This made sense, as the new category brings together two of America’s favorite wines—rosé! Prosecco!—so the feeling was that the results would be a best-of-both-worlds type of situation…
Once samples became available stateside, I tasted as many as I could. And now that I’ve tried a broad swath of them, I have to admit that the amateurs were right. These wines, at their best, are absolutely charming.
Of course, not all Prosecco rosé is worth buying; I tasted plenty of mass-produced and forgettable examples. But more bottles of Prosecco rosé than not were delightful. At their best, they exhibited a phenomenal balance between generous fruit, subtle suggestions of flowers, and enough acidity to make you crave a second sip, and then a third…
As for that pink glow, it comes from the inclusion of 10 to 15 percent of Pinot Nero in the blend. Glera still forms the core of these wines—as it does with all Prosecco—but the addition of Pinot Nero lends them a hit of berries, cherries, and occasional spice. All of them, per DOC regulations, will be vintage bottlings.”
Prosecco DOC Rosè: worldwide trends, numbers and projections about pink bubbles!
First released towards the end of one of the most difficult economic eras, Prosecco DOC Rosé has hit record sales for a new product. In the run up to Christmas 2020 more than 13 million bottles had already been sold worldwide.
According to Drinks Business, “Pink prosecco will breathe life into the sparkling wine category…While confidence in pink Prosecco is high, the hope is that it will not only refresh the Prosecco category but elevate its profile in terms of quality and price, creating a second higher tier within the category that commands a higher price point, much like rosé Champagne.”
At the end of last year, just before the launch of the new sparkler, the Prosecco DOC Consortium medium-term estimates on the production of Prosecco DOC Rosé neared 30 million bottles.