I confess to having joined the rosé bandwagon this past summer despite my usual pattern of drinking reds regardless of the weather. After attending several rosé tastings this fall, I realized there was no reason to give them up even with winter at our doorstep. The variety and abundance of rosés has never been greater with colors ranging from the palest pink whisper to the deepest cherry red. Styles abound as well with a cornucopia of minerals, earthy notes, and a full fruit basket of flavors.
There is also a newer entry into the rosé category with Prosecco Rosé which marries two very popular categories into one. There is truly something for everyone if you’re willing to give rosé a try.
Today I introduce you Prosecco DOC Rosé from Corvezzo Winery, a sparkling glass that it will provoke joy in any season.
Founded in 1960 by Corvezzo family, the winery is in the village of Cessalto near Treviso, a sweet spot in Veneto between the cool Dolomite mountains and the sunny Adriatic Sea, a perfect area for the production of organic grapes. Though farmers are generally conservative, the Corvezzo family were an exception. The second generation, sons Giuseppe and Renzo, not only expanded acreage but were early adopters in the 1970s of a more sustainable approach.
Since 2017 Giovanni Corvezzo, Renzo’s son, completed the organic conversion process of all family’s vineyards.
Their extraordinary expertise in the delicate art of organic viticulture has made them sector leaders in the production of 100% organic Prosecco and Pinot Grigio for vineyard surface of property.
Corvezzo Prosecco DOC Rosé Extra Dry Millesimato 2019 is one to look out for. Family-owned Corvezzo has been making wine since 1960 in Italy’s Veneto region. Organic and vegan, this pale-pink wine is made from Glera (85%) and Pinot Nero (15%). On the nose, wild strawberries and woodsy brush notes abound while the palate marries Acacia flowers and citrus flavors. Lively acidity rounds out the long finish.