The Consortium has been building hype for the idea since almost 4 years, and finally in May last year Italy's government has given its blessing, followed a few months later by European Union officials.
As for the wine itself, DOC rules say Prosecco Rosé must be still be produced from a majority of white Glera grapes, but also may include between 10 and 15% of Pinot Noir.
Approximately 20m bottles of Prosecco DOC rosé were made from the 2019 vintage, but around 40m are expected to be were being produced in the 2020 vintage.
According to the Consortium’s rules, the wines must undergo secondary fermentation for at least 60 days before they can be released. The 2020 vintage wines was released from January 2021.
The addition of Pinot Noir will give to Prosecco Rosé, its color: pink more or less intense, shining, and with a persistent foam. The production will range from Brut Nature to Extra Dry.
As per DOC rules, the winery should state on the label the “Millesimato” (which essentially means “vintage”), so the vintage itself, because as a requirement, 85% of the grapes must have been harvested from that year.
#ProseccoArdenghi launched its version at the end of 2020 and will be available on our store by April 2021, stay Tuned!!