Prosecco is known for its uncomplicated, light, smooth, and fruit flavours and is popularly sought after as a wine to be paired with food and a base for many wine cocktails. Highly versatile, it is ideal as an aperitif for parties, events, and nights out because of its sparkling and bubbly qualities.
The Prosecco Controlled Designation of Origin — Denominazione di Origin Controllata (DOC) in Italian — originated on July 17, 2009, is a union of winemakers and bottlers of nine provinces between the Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia regions, making it exclusive to the region of Northeastern Italy.
DOC is essentially a legal quality category established with the purpose of identifying and rewarding Italy’s great wines. The DOC system was introduced in 1963 and then overhauled in 1992 to match the new European Union law on Protected Designation of Origin.
Prosecco is a brilliant straw yellow or pink wine with floral and fruity aromas. Fresh and elegant on the palate with moderate alcoholic strength. The Prosecco DOC Rosé is pale pink with elegant aromas of white flowers and fruity notes of red fruit such as strawberry, raspberry, and scents of green apple.
Each Prosecco bottle is identified by the official government seal on each bottle to guarantee authenticity and quality and is only bottled and sold in glass bottles, never tapped or canned.
The typical mouthfeel is bright and lively acidity that imparts freshness, with a soft and refined structure.
There are four different versions of flavours of the Rosé:
- Brut Nature: No sugar dosage, mouthfeel is characterised by the intensity of gustatory notes.
- Extra Brut: Limited sugar residue, with acidic notes
- Brut: Pairs well with any type of cuisine
- Extra Dry: Ideal as an aperitif and with dishes of delicate flavours
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