In what will be sweet music to prosecco lovers ears, pink prosecco has finally been given the green light to be produced.
The long awaited fruity drink has finally been given the go – ahead by the Italian government, with production of the rose bubbles set to start from January 2021, and the Prosecco DOC consortium are gearing up for an influx of orders when the new year kicks in.
The relaxing of the prosecco regulations by the Italian government comes following pleas from the vineyards to allow them to increase their prosecco production and turnaround the dip in sales following the Coronavirus outbreak.
The introduction of pink prosecco is estimated it could boost sales of the Northern Italian sparkling wine by as much as 75 million bottles per year, and avoiding further disruption from the viral pandemic.
The new regulations for rose prosecco require all bottles to be made with the traditional prosecco base Glera and blended with 10 to 15 per cent Pinot Nero. Brut Nature and Extra Dry will be the only two styles permitted.
One of the first producers to launch one of the pink prosecco’s will be Bosco Viticultori, who are aiming to have a first batch of bottles ready for toasting from 1 January.
Social distancing and lockdown rules might still be in place, but the launch of pink prosecco is yet another thing to look forward to in 2021.
For more information on pink prosecco visit Bosco Viticultori online.