After many years of discussion, in May the Prosecco DOC Consortium in Italy approved the introduction of Rosé Prosecco DOC – and we have the first Organic Pizzolato Rosé Prosecco DOC Brut. This combines two of the hottest wine trends over the past 10 years – rosé and Prosecco – and should be a big hit among wine lovers everywhere. When Prosecco Rosé does arrive, the Consortium expects it to be popular, anticipating total production to be “up to 30 million bottles per year.”
From Cantina Pizzolato:
“It is no surprise that great anticipation and rumors had been building around the approval of the pink expression of Prosecco sparkling wine. Rosé Prosecco became the trendy topic among wine lovers and winemakers and generated the same hype and buzz of a new Hollywood star.
This important news for the wine industry has filled our hearts with excitement during this year’s harvesting. Article 2 of the Gazzetta Ufficiale della Repubblica Italiana (Italy’s Official Journal) states that the Rosé Prosecco must be still be produced from a majority of white Glera grapes (min 85%), but will also include 10 to 15 percent skin fermented Pinot Nero (Pinot Noir) grapes.
Our estate-grown Pinot Noir grapes showed good acidity levels and retained Pinot Noir violet and red berry distinctive flavors. Based on our projections, we will produce a Brut Rosé Prosecco and we are really looking forward to embarking on this new adventure!”
Pizzolato Rosé Prosecco DOC
Cantina Pizzolato Tasting Notes:
The wine has a brilliant pink color. The nose has an intense aroma, with delicate hints of white flowers, apple, pear, typical of Prosecco’s aroma, which blend with recognizable notes of red fruits. Fresh, with a velvety flavor and a good acidity. It is savory, with a dry and persistent finish. Velvety, fresh, well balanced, lively with an elegant aftertaste. The wine has a persistent perlage. Pair with light appetizers, including sashimi and mild cheeses.
This sparkling wine is the result of a charmat method lasting about two months in the pressurized steel tank, obtained from a blend of Glera and Pinot Noir. The Pinot Noir grapes, after a soft pressing, are left in contact with the skins for the period necessary to reaches the desired color. The must then undergoes fermentation in steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 18 ° C. A cuvée is then prepared with Prosecco wine (90%) for the second fermentation in a pressurized steel tank for about 2 months. 5 atm.
We are now taking pre-orders for for Pizzolato Rosé Prosecco DOC and expect it to hit shelves by spring 2021.