Cool Off with Prosecco Rosé

June 2021
Written By: 
James Ginley
Photographs by: 
courtesy of the wineries

The hot new bubbly from Italy

La Marca Prosecco Rosé 
Veneto, Italy $18

Like all Proseccos, this is made from the Glera grape, offering a bright, crisp fruit and floral essence. But the addition of the red Pinot Noir grape has created a new category: Prosecco Rosé. This best seller offers notes of citrus, honeysuckle and peach, with hints of cherry, raspberry and strawberry on the palate. Refreshing and zesty, enjoy with hors d’oeuvres and lighter dishes. 

Josh Prosecco Rosé 
Sicily, Italy $15

Josh Cellars has established itself as a serious California winemaker, and now it has collaborated with Villa Pozzi from Sicily and Sacchetto from Italy to make a new wine. This sparkling delight is the perfect beverage to enjoy on a hot summer day. Extra dry with flavors of nectarine, strawberry and tropical fruits. Partner with chilled seafood, grilled fish or salads.

Mionetto Prosecco Rosé
Friuli and Veneto, Italy $20

Mionetto was founded in 1887 in a small Italian village of the Prosecco region. The Pinot Noir grape skins give this Rosé a peach blossom color. The bouquet brings aromas of berries, citrus and honey. Grapefruit and red berries join on the palate with bright acidity and light sweetness on the spritzy finish. Drink by itself, or try with fresh seafood or even risotto.

Armani Prosecco Rosé  
Veneto, Italy $14

90% Glera and 10% Pinot Noir grapes are combined and fermented a second time or 60 days to create this delicious bubbly with a pale pink hue. Strawberry aroma, with subtle flavors of strawberry and red raspberry lead to the crisp, lingering finish. Ideal as an aperitif but also with salads, roasted chicken or grilled fish. Light and lively, ready for friends and fun!

Cupcake Prosecco Rosé 
Veneto, Italy $12

Sourced from vineyards in the hills of the Veneto region of Italy, this popular label has come up with another inexpensive palate pleaser. The grapes are harvested by hand, crushed and pressed to create an extra dry sparkling wine with flavor notes of light berry and peach. Suggested food pairings are black bean tacos and chipotle chicken. Easy to enjoy this summer!