King Valley’s sparkling rose

February 19, 2021
By Ioni Doherty

The King Valley is Australia’s natural home for Prosecco. De Bortoli and many of the grape growing families in the region originated from Northern Italy where the Prosecco grape is indigenous. Across the globe, Prosecco has taken the world by storm. The style is gentle and easy, making these the ideal summer sparklers. Perfect on their own or mixed with an apéritif and soda water for a lively and refreshing spritz.

Winemaking

Fruit is harvested in the cool of the night to achieve a balance of freshness and acidity. The wine is pressed and racked to stainless steel vats for fermentation. The wine is blended and the all important secondary fermentation begins that gives the final bubbles. This second fermentation gives creaminess and texture to the blend, before it is transferred under pressure, complete with bubbles, to bottle.

Wine Analysis: Alc/Vol 11.5%, pH 3.10 & TA 6.1g/L, RS 15g/L (Brut)

Cellaring: Drink now or over the next 18 months

Winemaker: John Coughlan

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