A few years ago Marks & Sparks tried to import a pink sparkling wine from Italy that they’d amusingly labeled Rosecco (geddit? The Italian authorities did and impounded the shipment) .
Yesterday it was announced that pink Prosecco is authorised.
The colour comes from 10% to 15% Pinot Nero (aka Pinot Noir)
In order to label Prosecco DOC as Rosé, producers will have to follow specific rules:
- 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
- Sales will be allowed from the 1st of January after the harvest
- Colour: pink more or less intense, shining, and with a persistent foam
- Residual sugar: from Brut Nature to Extra Dry
● The label will have to state the word “Millesimato” and the vintage (minimum of 85% of the grapes from that year