Pink Prosecco – Bosco del Merlo Rosé Spumante Brut NV
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The perfect summer sipper! Now that rosé Prosecco is permitted in the appellation, try this elegant, very pale pink, artisan quality, single vineyard example. It’s an extremely good Brut (dry in style), with gentle bubbles and strawberry, raspberry and floral notes in the aromas. Presistent, yet fine and gentle bubbles and a gratifying freshness, which comes from the substantial time given to secondary fermentation during production and that it is always freshly bottled prior to shipping. This pink Prosecco has a really lovely fresh, crisp acidity and a fine mousse on the palate.
Owned by the famous, historic Paladin family, the Bosco del Merlo estate winery on the border between Veneto and Friuli, is operated on organic principles with minimal intervention. No added sulphites. Sustainable vineyard management.
Hand harvested from a CRU vineyard. In the vineyard The harvest is early, to maintain acid freshness and aromas, and the grapes are pressed gently, to preserve the best must.
In the cellar the fermentation of the must occurs at a temperature of 15°C to enhance the fruity notes. For the taking of foam they use the Charmat Method, with frequent battonage, to enhance the finesse and the fragrance. Therefore, follows an appropriate period of refinement in the bottle to restore balance and softness. The bubble is fine and persistent. Very pleasant to the eye as well as to the palate.
- Grapes: 85% Glera (Prosecco) & 15% Pinot Noir
- ABV: 11.5%
Food Pairings: Shellfish, Vegetarian, Appetizers and snacks, Aperitif, Cured Meat
The name “Bosco del Merlo” is derived from local topographical maps which refer to the oak forests (Bosco – Wood) that once covered the area. These forrests used to be full The vineyards of Bosco del Merlo are situated between the ancient Roman consular roads of Via Annia and Via Postumia, dating back to the early centuries after Christ.
The Bosco del Merlo estate winery started up in 1977 in Annone Veneto, founded by siblings Carlo, Lucia and Roberto Paladin. Thanks to a profitable collaboration with the Istituto Sperimentale per la Viticoltura di Conegliano, a careful and modern zoning technique was immediately implemented in order to get the best out of the terroir, working the vineyard piece by piece. In the nineties, in the small town of Lison di Portogruaro, the cradle of viticulture in this wine-making region, a further 50 hectares of land was acquired, which therefore doubled capacity, increasing it to around 100 hectares in total.
Over the course of the years Bosco del Merlo has benefited from the advice of famous oenologists and experts from the Faculties of Oenology and Agriculture in Padua and Milan, such as Franco Bernabei and Leonardo Valenti, in its quest to find the most forward-thinking solutions for achieving optimal quality with the lowest environmental impact.
With Bosco del Merlo the Paladin siblings were pioneers in the production of quality through:
- the use of thick planting densities, rising from 2,500 to 5,000 plants per hectare
- careful use of the previously mentioned zoning technique
- the introduction of the spurred cordon method as a training system
- experimentation and management of organic viticulture for over 15 years, and more recently, the adoption of Reasoned Viticulture.
Also called “green harvesting”. Used to definitively decide the productive load of the vines. It is carried out before veraison (the moment before the grapes change colour). The intensity of the process will be based upon the health status of the plant and the seasonal pattern. The thinning process results in considerably sacrificing quantity in favour of quality. Its implementation on the estate establishes a real cultural leap forward, as it leaves already formed bunches in the ground.