About Rose Prosecco

About Rose Prosecco
Prosecco is one of Italy's most beloved sparkling wines and now wine lovers the world over can fall in love with its newest recognized category: Rose Prosecco. Made primarily from the Glera grape (formerly known as Prosecco), it is generally made in two styles, frizzante (lightly sparkling) or as a traditional sparkling wine.

Most versions of Prosecco are made according to the Charmat (or Martinotti) method; unlike the classic method of Champagne, where the secondary fermentation takes place in a bottle, fermentation for Prosecco occurs in a steel tank. This is done as Prosecco is a lighter-styled sparkling wine and winemakers want to preserve as much freshness as possible. (Recently, a few producers have produced Prosecco via the classic method, but this is the exception.)

The most famous examples of Prosecco are from the Conegliano-Valdobbiadene area of the Veneto region, but the wine is also produced in other parts of Veneto and even in the neighboring region of Friuli. As the name has not been protected, Prosecco is also used as the name for inexpensive sparking wines made in such countries as Brazil, Argentina, Romania and Australia.

As Rose Prosecco is generally priced in the low to mid-teens and has a reputation as a fun, easy-drinking sparkler, it has enjoyed tremendous sales success in the US and many countries. Consume these upon release; while a few examples can age, there is no reason not to enjoy Rose Prosecco as fresh as possible. Drink on its own or with lighter meals (seafood, white meats, risotto) or with fresh fruit.

Top Picks for Rose Prosecco

Kirkland Signature 2021 Sparkling Rosé Prosecco DOC
90 points
$6
Best Buy
Pink color. Aromas of strawberry and rose hips with a medium-full body and a medium-long dark cherry and crystalline strawberry finish with no oak flavor. A Prosecco with dark fruits that is very refreshing and lively.
90 points $6 Best Buy
Bivio Italia NV Extra Dry Sparkling Rose Prosecco di Treviso DOC
90 points
$20
Pink color. Aroma of and with a medium-full body and a medium-long tamarind, scallion, and sorrel finish. Bright and savory wine with hints of red delicious apple and cherry.
Ruggeri 2021 Argeo Brut Rose Prosecco di Treviso DOC
89 points
$15
Best Buy
Pink color. Aromas of persimmons, pomegranate, blueberry juice, and rose water with a medium-to-full body and a medium-to-long strawberry, plum, and acai finish. An energetic Prosecco Rose that pairs well with most summer activities.
89 points $15 Best Buy
Bariano 2020 Brut Rose Prosecco DOC
87 points
$15
Best Buy
Silvery pink color. Aromas of ripe watermelon and cantaloupe with a satiny, crisp, dryish light body and a silky, engaging, breezy lime spritz, hints of almonds, and thyme finish with no oak flavor. A juicy and fresh Prosecco Rose that’s perfect for summer tippling.
87 points $15 Best Buy
Candoni 2020 Rosé Glera
85 points
$13
Light steely pink color. Aromas and flavors of melon rind, dried apple and peaches, nut skin, and concrete with a supple, vibrant, effervescent, fruity light-to-medium body and an even, captivating, long finish displaying notes of lime curd, honeyed strawberries and cherries, and chalk with no oak flavor. A crisp and quenching Prosecco with a solid core of ripe fruit and appetizing acidity.