Prosecco Rosé 2020, Carpene-Malvolti (200ml)

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Prosecco rosé is a somewhat new invention, blending the traditional grape, Glera, with Pinot Nero to give the wine its rosy hue. The addition of a red grape to this wine adds a lovely cherry/berry fruity characteristic to the citrus and floral notes from the Glera. And this format is perfect for a personal sipper; all you need is a straw... Plus, it's a screw cap!

About the Winery

One of Italy’s pioneering winegrowers, there are many “firsts” here. 5 generations of Carpenes have overseen operations since legendary Prosecco ‘creator’ Antonio Carpene started out back in 1868. A scientist by trade (he was friendly with the likes of Koch & Pasteur, contemporaries of his time) as well as a scholar of the art of winemaking, he cofounded Italy’s 1st oenology school in 1876. A true pioneer of the Charmat Method, he was the first to perfect it, and went on to write many treatises on oenology that are still in use today.

All 5 generations have been instrumental in seeing Prosecco Treviso gain D.O.C. status & their beloved Conegliano-Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore gain D.O.C.G. status. Mr. Carpene’s son Etile holds the distinction of being the 1st to bottle/label Prosecco di Conegliano in 1924.

Distillates are also a major part of the production here, having been one of the 1st distillation companies, starting in the late 19th Century. Their main facility is located in Conegliano, about 40 kms north of Venice. The other site is in Follina, about 20 kms from the former.