Hooray, Prosecco Rosé Is on Its Way!

If you’re a prosecco lover (aren’t we all?) and a self-proclaimed rose connoisseur (who isn’t?), BELLA has the most exciting news! Our favorite brand of bubbly, Prosecco DOC, has announced that the production of Prosecco DOC Rosé has been approved.

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But wait, haven’t we all sipped on some pretty-in-pink prosecco before? Well, actually, no…this is the first time in history that the Prosecco DOC Consortium has approved the production of Rosé. And for the knowledge-hungry sommelier inside all of you, here’s the criteria and rules producers must follow in order to label Prosecco DOC as Rosé:

GRAPE VARIETIES

  • Glera and 10%-15% Pinot Nero

YIELDS

  • 18 tons/hectare for Glera and 13.5 tons/hectare for Pinot Nero 

SECOND FERMENTATION – MARTINOTTI/CHARMAT METHOD

  • minimum of 60 days SALESallowed from the 1st of January after the harvest

COLOR

  • pink—more or less intense, shining, and with a persistent foam

RESIDUAL SUGAR

  • from Brut Nature to Extra Dry

LABEL REQUIREMENTS

  • must include the word “Millesimato” and the vintage (minimum of 85% of the grapes from that year)

Even better news—According to the Consortium’s estimates, the total production of Rosé could reach 30 million bottles per year (thank you, wine gods!). So, cheers to more popped bottles, excuses to toast at brunch, blush-toned everything, and the birth of Prosecco DOC Rosé—due out this fall!

ABOUT THE PROSECCO DOC CONSORTIUM

The organization unites the different groups of manufacturers—wineries, individual, and associated vine-growers, along with still wine and sparkling wine producers—to ensure the designation continues to grow and that production regulations are complied with.

ABOUT PROSECCO DOC

Prosecco DOC wines come in Spumante (sparkling), Frizzante (semi-sparkling), and Tranquillo (still) varieties. The wines are made from mainly Glera grapes, native to Northeast Italy, and can be combined with a maximum of 15% of the following grapes: Verdiso, Bianchetta Trevigiana, Perera, Glera Lunga, Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, and Pinot Nero. The end result is a brilliant yellow wine with fine perlage (bubbles) and aromas of white flowers, apple, and pear.

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