Torresella Prosecco Rose 2020
Made from Certified Sustainable vineyards (SQNPI), the 2020 Torresella Prosecco Rosé is a sparkling blend of aromatic Glera grapes and about 10-15% Pinot Nero, which creates its delicate rosé hue. Its beautiful pale pink color and frothy mousse introduce a fragrant floral bouquet of white florals and red berries. The freshness of fine, fluttering bubbles is carried by notes of citrus, peaches, strawberries, and cherries on the palate. Its dry, innate lightness and drinkability provide a delightfully clean lingering finish.
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Fresh strawberries, red apples and flowers on offer. Clean and bright with plenty of freshness and vibrant fruit character. It has a creamy texture and a flavorful finish. Drink now
Torresella is a village in the countryside of Portogruaro; a site where the founder, Count Gaetano Marzotto, created his agricultural estate, including housing and recreational facilities for those who tended the land. After gaining expertise in 1952, as a pioneer in Prosecco, the family owned winery was born. Since its fruition in 1984, Torresella has produced authentic Venetian wines that reflect the estate's strong commitment to nature. This special relationship with the environment is symbolized on every label by the logo: a growing grapevine with a little egret bird (called garzetta), from Veneto’s distinctive ecosystem.
The wines are sustainably-farmed, using only natural products (not synthetically-derived) in the vineyards and using lightweight packaging to reduce their carbon footprint for years. As of 2012, the solar panels on the winery's roof have made the company completely energy self-sufficient. Beginning with the 2019 vintage Prosecco DOC and Pinot Grigio DOC wines, the vineyards have been awarded the SQNPI certification; an accolade which further shows their sustainable practices and agricultural environmentalism.
One of the world’s most popular and playful sparkling wines, Prosecco is a specialty of northeastern Italy, spanning nine provinces of the Veneto and Fruili-Venezia Giulia regions. A higher-quality version of Prosecco wine that must meet more stringent production requirements is known as Prosecco Superiore and must come from the more rugged terrain between the towns of Valdobiaddene and Conegliano. Prosecco can be produced as a still wine, a semi-sparkling wine (“frizzante”), or a fully sparkling wine (“spumante”)—the latter being the most common. While Prosecco wine is typically produced in a “brut” (dry) style, its fresh and fruity character makes it seem a bit sweeter than it actually is. “Extra dry” styles, incorporating higher levels of residual sugar, are quite popular, however.
Prosecco wine is made from the Glera grape, which was formerly and confusingly called Prosecco, these wines are notable for pleasant flavors of peach, pear, melon, green apple, and honeysuckle. Lower pressure during the carbonation process (also called the tank method) means that the bubbles are lighter and frothier than in Champagne or other traditional method sparkling wine, and less persistent. Prosecco is also a great choice to blend with orange juice for mimosas for a classic brunch beverage.
What are the different types of sparkling rosé wine?
Rosé sparkling wines like Champagne, Prosecco, Cava, and others make a fun and festive alternative to regular bubbles—but don’t snub these as not as important as their clear counterparts. Rosé Champagnes (i.e., those coming from the Champagne region of France) are made in the same basic way as regular Champagne, from the same grapes and the same region. Most other regions where sparkling wine is produced, and where red grape varieties also grow, also make a rosé version.
How is sparkling rosé wine made?
There are two main methods to make rosé sparkling wine. Typically, either white wine is blended with red wine to make a rosé base wine, or only red grapes are used but spend a short period of time on their skins (maceration) to make rosé colored juice before pressing and fermentation. In either case the base wine goes through a second fermentation (the one that makes the bubbles) through any of the various sparkling wine making methods.
What gives rosé Champagne and sparkling wine their color and bubbles?
The bubbles in sparkling wine are formed when the base wine undergoes a secondary fermentation, which traps carbon dioxide inside the bottle or fermentation vessel. During this stage, the yeast cells can absorb some of the wine’s color but for the most part, the pink hue remains.
How do you serve rosé sparkling wine?
Treat rosé sparkling wine as you would treat any Champagne, Prosecco, Cava, and other sparkling wine of comparable quality. For storing in any long-term sense, these should be kept at cellar temperature, about 55F. For serving, cool to about 40F to 50F. As for drinking, the best glasses have a stem and a flute or tulip shape to allow the bead (bubbles) and beautiful rosé hue to show.
How long do rosé Champagne and sparkling wine last?
Most rosé versions of Prosecco, Champagne, Cava or others around the “$20 and under” price point are intended for early consumption. Those made using the traditional method with extended cellar time before release (e.g., Champagne or Crémant) can typically improve with age. If you are unsure, definitely consult a wine professional for guidance.