“An addition to the extensive range of this top Prosecco Superiore producer, known for its award-winning Cartizze,” wrote the editors of Decanter magazine last month, “this has trademark charm on the nose, where delicately aromatic violets and rose mingle with cherry pie, while the palate has a rich, creamy texture with underlying acidity and salty almonds on the long finish. An irresistible aperitif that would also work with shellfish. 93 points.”
We couldn’t be more thrilled to see this wine getting the worldwide attention and appreciation it deserves.
Villa Sandi president Giancarlo Moretti Polegato has been an enthusiastic advocate for the Prosecco Rosé DOC since the Prosecco DOC Consortium adopted its constitution in 2009. It took 10 years before Prosecco Rosé DOC was approved.
Its steadfast belief in its winemaking philosophy combined with a dynamic attitude and thorough market understanding have allowed Villa Sandi to respond swiftly to market trends. And it was ready to release its first Prosecco Rosé DOC in late 2020.
From the outset, Villa Sandi has been a leader in the production of Prosecco Rosé DOC. This was possible in part also to the winery’s heritage and experience as a grower of Pinot Noir. Both Pinot Noir and Chardonnay have been grown and vinified on the estate since its earliest days for the production of its classic method Opere Trevigiane sparkling wines.
This important score from Decanter follows other prestigious accolades, among others: 91 points from Gilber & Gaillard, a Gold Medal at the Berlin Wine Trophy awards, and a Silver Medal at the Drinks Business Prosecco Masters competition.
Prosecco Rosé DOC is produced using only Glera (minimum 85 percent) and Pinot Noir (maximum 15 percent) grown in the Prosecco DOC. The wine must be aged on its lees for a minimum of 60 days (30 days are required for the classic Prosecco DOC). The vintage must be specified on the label and the label must also include the word “Millesimato” (meaning vintage dated). The color, which is carefully checked by the consortium tasting committee, must be a pale pink. The wine’s tender, delicate hue evokes the joy of opening a bottle of wine and sharing it with friends. Its versatile bubbles make for an enticing aperitif to pair with finger foods, shellfish, mollusks, pasta, salads, and international cuisine.