The global debut of Bisol Jeio Prosecco DOC Rose
Prosecco rosé itself is not new, but it hasn't been regulated under the DOC of Italy until May 2020. Also, it continued to be approved by European Union officials in October 2020, meaning that they now can be shipped worldwide, including Bisol Jeio Prosecco Rose from the leading Prosecco winery - Bisol.
The First Family of Prosecco
Masters of Prosecco, the Bisol family have been cultivating vines in the region for over five centuries. Since their launch in medieval times, 21 generations of the family have successfully farmed vines, grown grapes, and crafted wines on their own land in Northern Italy. Although separate strands of the family have branched out from the heart of Bisol to launch their own reputable brands, their namesake winery remains one of the best-known - and best-quality - producers of Prosecco in the world.
The DNA of the Bisol brand is laden with intuition, the strength and ability to make bold, state-of-the-art choices, to seek out the new, like pioneers, and to embrace the changes over 21 generations whilst always striving for excellence. It is from this legacy and profound cultural knowledge of the land and its fruits, that their new Prosecco DOC Rosé branded Jeio by Bisol has taken root.
What makes a Prosecco a DOC Rosé?
Producers must follow specific rules around production and sales, as well as pass quality control tests. Then, they can label their wines as DOC Rosé.
For Prosecco to be designated DOC it must be made with at least 85 percent Glera - the ever-popular grape variety used in standard Prosecco. To provide its pink color, between 10-15% of Pinot Noir can be added to the blend.
Secondly, there are bubbles. Nearly all Prosecco is made via the Charmat method, going through secondary fermentation in a stainless-steel tank. Normally, that process takes 30 days. Prosecco DOC Rosé, however, undergoes a secondary fermentation of at least 60 days prior to release.
Another interesting characteristic of Prosecco Rosé DOC is that they are not too sweet. You will find them labeled “brut nature,” “extra brut,” “brut,” or “extra dry,” signaling residual sugar levels ranging 0 – 17g/l. But you will not see them in most cloying categories, “dry” or “demi-sec.” As for other indicators on the label, “DOC” will be prominently noted, and so will the vintage.
Finally, you’ll find a paper ribbon across the foil. It’s a government label certifying DOC status.
It's time to try a Prosecco DOC Rosé
Although many Italian rosé wines are a darker hue, closer to a magenta, these pink bubblies are almost uniformly chic, pale, ballet-slipper pink. When drinking, you can feel the balance between citrusy, floral, and vivacious red-berry flavors; between roundness and snap; between lusciousness and mineral refreshment.
At 11 percent alcohol generally, these are easy-drinking yet elevated pink wines, made for picnics, beachy afternoons, and sipping alongside charcuterie and other hors d’oeuvres at cocktail parties.
The very first Bisol prosecco rose products were made in late 2019 and are put on the market in this year 2021. In the new Jeio DOC Rosé, the blend of Glera and Pinot Nero creates a wine that is able to transmit the beauty of Valdobbiadene. The hamlet in which winemaking is truly privileged for its unique position between Cortina d’Ampezzo, “Queen of the Dolomites”, and Venice, with its millennial appeal infused with culture, artistic splendor, and history.
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