Rosé wine: a must for the summer.
Summer brings us back to the same old question. White wine or red? What if the answer was Rosé wine?
Pale pink, peach blossom, coral, claret, cherry, onion skin, the nuances of rosé wine can be many. The common denominator: the fruity and floral aroma and the very smooth taste.
Rosé wine. The vibrancy of summer
Summer is when rosé is at its best. Served chilled, between 10° and 12°, thanks to its brilliant colour, fragrant bouquet and perfect acidity, rosé wine is becoming increasingly popular to accompany aperitifs, dinners and soirées.
While until recently rosé wine in Italy was considered less attractive than the great reds and whites, in recent years it has been becoming more and more popular on the wine scene.
An exponential increase in consumption
In 2020, the World Observatory of Rosé Wine (CIVP / FranceAgriMer) stated that global consumption of rosé wines rose from 18.3 million hectolitres in 2002 to 25.6 million hectolitres in 2018.
A 40% increase in 17 years that confirms an evolution in consumer tastes and habits.
The reasons behind the success of rosé wine
Chromatic simplicity, lightness and versatility definitely contribute to this trend.
Sarah Abbott, Master of Wine 2008 (the most prestigious diploma in the wine world) stated that:
At the 2017 Vinisud fair in Montpelier Sarah Abbott, Master of Wine 2008 (the most prestigious diploma in the wine world) stated that: “Drinking rosé wines has become very popular in several countries. On social networks, the hashtag #drinkrosé boasts six million users in the US. This participation has allowed rosé wine to be associated with the Mediterranean lifestyle and diet”.
Although less known, there are many types of rosé wine in Italy that can satisfy every taste.
What better occasion to present some rosés from the Le Clivie and Dacastello collections.
Chiaretto Bardolino D.O.C. Le Clivie originates on the Veneto shore of Lake Garda, where the vines breathe a Mediterranean climate and take root in soils of moraine origin.
Unique and with a distinct identity, it is a crisp and savoury rosé, with floral and citrus scents. Perfect by the poolside, for an aperitif or a light lunch, and formidable after dinner, Chiaretto Bardolino is the Italian rosé par excellence.
GRAPES: Corvina Veronese, Rondinella, Molinara
PRODUCTION ZONE: Province of Verona, Veneto, Italy
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 12-14°C
Refined and elegant, Prosecco Rosé D.O.C. Millesimato Extra Dry Le Clivie seduces at first sight. A perfect alchemy between its old rose pink colour, fine perlage and delicate bouquet, and the ideal balance between sweetness and savouriness.
The grape varieties included in the composition of Prosecco rosé DOC are 86% Glera, 14% Pinot Noir vinified on skins, originating in the Prosecco DOC area.
During second fermentation, the wine spends at least 60 days in autoclaves. The wine, in contact with the yeasts for a long time, is enriched with more complex and balanced aromas as well as a very fine and delicate perlage.
Irresistible and enticing, Prosecco Rosé Millesimato Extra Dry Le Clivie is naturally aphrodisiac.
GRAPES: 86% Glera – 14% Pinot Noir vinified on skins
PRODUCTION ZONE: Valdobbiadene, Treviso, Veneto, Italy
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 4-6° C Serve preferably in an ice bucket
Sophisticated and intriguing, Grand Rosé Spumante Extra Dry & Dacastello captivates at first sight.
Its soft pink colour and delicate ﬂoral and fruity notes offer a sensual tasting experience.
With Grand Rosé Chaos & Kosmos Dacastello, the belle époque is in the glass.
GRAPES: Chardonnay, Glera, Cabernet
PRODUCTION ZONE: Italy
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 4-6°C