Prosecco Rosé

Cuvée Biele Zôe

PROSECCO ROSÉ DOC

HISTORY

Glera is the main variety used for the production of Prosecco, a wine which in all probability originated in the village of the same name in the municipality of Trieste. The name Prosecco derives from the ancient Slavic “prosěkǔ” and has the meaning of “wooded area”. The history of Prosecco in Friuli is older than in Veneto. Here Prosecco arrived towards the end of the eighteenth century and took about 150 years to achieve fame and success. It not infrequently happens that varieties underestimated or neglected in their own country meet with great success further afield.

(Costantini Enos, Mattaloni Claudio, Petrussi Carlo, La vite nella storia e nella cultura del Friuli, Forum Edizioni, 2007.)

Grape variety

glera and pinot nero

Type of soil

characteristic of Prosecco production areas

Exposition

est – south – west

Pest control

reduced environmental impact

Tasting notes

a nose of raspberry and cherry fruit with hints of aromatic herbs leads into a soft but refreshing palate with a long, enjoyable finish

Temperature service

8°C

Alcohol

11% abv

mid-end of September

fermentation on the skins for the Pinot Noir part; off the skins for the Glera. Blending of the 2 batches and refermentation in pressure tanks at 18 °C. Maturing period of min. 60 days

excellent as an aperitif paired with appetizers, perfect with Italian-style deep-fried vegetables. Try with fish tartare.