Rosé Prosecco will finally be available to buy next year
Is this the best wine-related news ever?
This is excellent news for wine lovers because your favourite drink, Prosecco, and your other favourite drink, Rosé wine, are finally going to be combined to create Rosé Prosecco. It sounds simple enough when you put it like that, but getting to this result was harder than you think.
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Prosecco is the most popular type of sparkling wine in Italy but, as you can imagine, strict rules apply. By law, only nine provinces* in two regions in Northern Italy qualify for the specific DOC (controlled designation of origin) label required in order for the wine to call itself Prosecco.
The conversation started in 2018 and it took nearly two years for the Consorzio del Prosecco DOC (a wine consortium, officially recognized by the Ministry of Agriculture) to reach an agreement and green-light production of Rosé Prosecco.
In truth, the powers that be first said yes around 10 months ago but the process is very long, which is why we expect the pink bubbly to go on sale in January 2021. According to an official statement, the consortium expects to produce around 30 million bottles each year.
*Treviso, Padova, Venezia, Vicenza and Belluno in Veneto. Pordenone, Gorizia, Trieste and Udine in Friuli-Venezia Giulia