Torresella vineyards are Certified Sustainable (SQNPI). Torresella Prosecco Rosé DOC is a blend of the aromatic Glera (the main grape of Prosecco) and Pinot Nero grapes. The grapes are harvested separately and undergo different fermentation techniques before the second fermentation, which adds lively bubbles. The Glera grapes are fermented at cool temperatures (16°C/61°F) to retain the delicate floral and peach aromas, while the Pinot Nero ferments briefly on its skins (6-7 days total) to extract color. These two wines are then carefully blended (only about 10-15% Pinot Nero for the delicate rosé hue), and the second fermentation (where the bubbles form) takes place in horizontal tanks. The now-sparkling wine rests on its lees for at least 60 days to gain depth and ensure fine persistent bubbles.
Grapes: Glera, Pinot Nero
Production area: Northeast Italy
Alcohol level: 11.5% vol.
Serving temperature: 42 -46°F (6 -8 °C )
Recommended glass: Medium-sized tulip-shaped, narrowing at rim
Altitude: Low land vineyards
Type of soil: Medium-textured fluvial, alluvial soils
Vine Training system: Sylvoz & Double-Arched Cane
Plant density: 3,700-4,500 plants per hectare
Harvest period: First half of September
Aging potential: 2-3 years
Format (CL): 750 ml Bottle