Country : Italy
Grape Varieties : Raboso; Merlot
Delicious pink fizz produced in the Prosecco area. Because legally only white fizz (100% Glera grape) can be called Prosecco we have to call this wine Spumante (generic term for sparkling). It is delicate, floral, fruity and fun, and pink Prosecco in all but name!
Tasting Note : Lovely salmon pink colour. Bright red berry fruits dominate the nose and palate. The finish is refreshing and dry.
Food Pairing : Serve at a party with canapés; pair with light shellfish dishes; enjoy without food on a rainy day if you need cheering up (or even if you don’t!).
More info : As mentioned above, only fizz from 100% Glera grape can be called Prosecco. Obviously, the rosé has to get its colour from somewhere, so this wine is produced from the red Raboso and Merlot grapes. The pressed juice has a very short skin contact time to extract a small amount of colour, the wine is then fermented off the skins like a white. Second fermentation is carried out in the Charmat method as for white Prosecco. As a Brut style, the wine is dry and fresh and deliciously elegant.
Winery : In the late 1800s three brothers from the Perini family bought vineyard land in the superior Conegliani and Valdobbiadene areas in Treviso, North East Italy. The Perini family still own the estate today, and having added to the vineyard holding, have been pioneers in introducing the most up-do-date, modern equipment to this area. The grapes for their wines are hand harvested from steep south-facing slopes before being gently crushed and fermented with natural yeasts, bringing character and finesse to their products.