3 Prosecco trends to look out for in 2020

And pinker fizz

Prosecco region’s governing body is planning to allow wineries to start selling pink fizz as “rosé Prosecco” from next year.

In May this year, an overwhelming majority of Consorzio Prosecco DOC members backed the proposal to permit estates to make and sell a pink expression of the world’s most popular fizz, but many producers are waiting until after Christmas to bring their own rosé expressions to market.

It is also a decision Andreas Brokemper, the CEO of sparking wine giant Henkell Freixenet, told db earlier this year will “fit perfectly” with the brands in his company’s portfolio.

The first highly anticipated bottles of rosé Prosecco are set to go on sale in UK supermarkets on 1 January 2020, according to Paolo Lasagni, managing director of Bosco Viticultori.

Lasagni told db earlier this year that “there is a temptation to try and get the wines ready in time for Christmas, but it’s better to take your time and make a quality product than rush it to market.”

The law for DOC rosé Prosecco, he said, requires that the wine spends 60 days in a pressurised tank during the second fermentation to stabilise the colour, “so it will be hard to get the wines ready in time for Christmas in the UK.

“The wines will hit the UK in January and will be on sale in time for Valentine’s Day, which is a good moment to enjoy rosé Prosecco.”

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