Tickled Pink by the arrival of Prosecco Rosé
There hasn’t been too much too celebrate in 2020 but, at last, we have a very good reason to raise a glass. The very first bottles of Prosecco Rosé wine have finally arrived at Slurp, just in time for the festive period.
Until now, pink sparkling wine made in Italy’s Prosecco region wasn’t allowed to be called Prosecco Rosé. Traditionally, only white wine could include the name “Prosecco” on the label. However, after Prosecco producers spent over a decade lobbying its ruling body, the Prosecco DOC Consortium, it finally gave the green light for a pink version to be produced back in May.
Under the new rules, Prosecco rosé must be made from a minimum of 85% Glera grapes, the thin-skinned green varietal which must also form the base of a traditional white Prosecco. Glera, which has grown in northern Italy for hundreds of years, is known for its attractive perfume of melons, peaches, pears and white flowers. Between 10 and 15% Pinot Nero (the Italian name for Pinot Noir) is also added to the blend to give Prosecco rosé its attractive blush-pink colour and delicate red berry notes.
There are a few additional regulations that must also be followed in order for a wine to be called Prosecco Rosé. It must be aged for at least 60 days to add complexity and all fruit must be grown inside the Prosecco DOC area.
At Slurp, we are thrilled to be one of the first retailers to stock i Heart’s newly-launched Prosecco Rosé. This simple yet stylish bubbly is both affordable and delicious with its delicate fruity and floral flavours. It is also extremely versatile, even more so than its white counterpart, pairing well with a wide range of foods.
Prosecco rosé is this festive season’s must-have tipple. It’s fun, fashionable and will make an excellent gift idea for the Prosecco lover in your life. Now that Prosecco Rosé is on the scene, we’ll definitely be dreaming of a pink Christmas this year!
By Catherine Fielden