Prosecco Doc Rosè
On May 20, 2020, the National Wine Committee of the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies unanimously approved the proposal to amend the DOC Prosecco production specification which provides for the introduction of the Rosé type.
“Team play rewarded”
“To all those who have contributed to obtaining this important result – commented the President of the Consortium for the protection of DOC Prosecco, Stefano Zanette – we would like to thank you which, in consideration of the moment we are living in, is particularly heartfelt”.
Great satisfaction of the producers. The Rosé will in fact meet the expectations of a large slice of the foreign market (especially Great Britain, the United States and Germany) but also the domestic one (there is particular attention on the rosé by the female audience).
The Rosè variety will be produced with 10-15% Glera and Pinot Noir grapes, the rosé trend is constantly growing and it is estimated that 15-20 million bottles will be produced.
The specifications of Prosecco DOC Rosé
Grapes: Glera and 10% -15% Pinot Nero
Yield per hectare: 18 tons / hectare for the Glera variety and 13.5 tons / hectare for the Pinot Nero variety
Second fermentation – Martinotti / Charmat method: minimum 60 days
Sales will be possible from January 1st after the harvest
Color: more or less intense pink, bright and with a persistent foam
Sugar residue: from Brut Nature to Extra Dry
The label must bear the indication “Millesimato” and the year (minimum 85% of the grapes of the year)
The specification provides for the specific organoleptic characteristics for the Prosecco rosé DOC type, shown below:
Appearance: Light pink, persistent, with fine, persistent bubbles.
Olfactory description: characteristic, fine.
Taste description: fresh, soft, dry.