The Prosecco DOC Rosè Brut Pizzolato is arrived: the most famous sparkler in the world will now come in pink.
After working for years on conducting research and market analysis, putting forward proposals and having them rejected, producers are finally allowed to make a pink version of Prosecco.
The Consortium has in fact taken into account the demands of an increasingly demanding market via the analysis of its consumption trends and acknowledging the great appeal that Rosé sparkling wine has all over the world, given that in the the Prosecco territory rosé sparkling wines were already being produced.
According to a study carried out by the Consortium in 2018, there was some confusion among consumers of rosé sparkling wine. Most of them – in Italy and abroad – were sure to have had Prosecco Rosé before. Hence the need for the Consortium to standardise and regulate its production so that consumers will be assured that what they are buying is an immediately recognizable quality sparkler, from a designated production area.
The Prosecco DOC produces approximately 500 million bottles every year and considering how fast sales of rosé wines are growing, the Consortium estimates that in the medium run Prosecco Rosé production could eventually account for 30 million bottles a year.
We need to underline that the Consortium has envisaged a higher price positioning for Prosecco DOC Rosé and in the long run this pink sparkler may even possibly account for 15%-20% of the current sparkling wine production.
And we, as leaders in the production of Organic Prosecco, certainly could not miss this important appointment.
Finally it’s official! the Pizzolato Prosecco DOC Rosé Brut has become reality.
Certified organic and vegan, this vintage sparkler will merge the intense aromatics and fruitiness of Glera grapes (90%) and the refined aromas and elegance of Pinot Noir (10%).
Following the production regulations, the second fermentation will occur via the Martinotti/Charmat (aka tank) method for a minimum period of 60 days.
Our Prosecco DOC Rosé will contain around 6-8 g/l of residual sugar and offer a persistent mousse. Bright pink in the glass, this will offer delicate scents of white flowers, apple and pear, typically found in Prosecco, combined with immediately recognizable red fruit aromas.
Our Prosecco DOC Rosé Brut will complement our existing DOC Sparkling wine line!