Ca' Furlan Cuvee Mariana Prosecco Rose 2019
The new DOC Prosecco Rosé DOC has officially launched! A blend of Glera and Pinot Noir (the only allowed red grape in Prosecco), this rosé exhibits aromas of fresh cherry, strawberry and rose petal. Round and creamy on the palate, with crisp refreshing bubbles and a long, balanced finish.
Blend: Glera 85%, Pinot Noir 15%
Veneto-based wine industry veteran Alessandro Furlan made wine at his family’s vineyard in Friuli for years before deciding to start his own label with longtime friend and owner of Regal Wine Imports, Charlie Trivinia. "Ca" means home and family in the local dialect of northeast Italy, so the name Ca' Furlan references Alessandro’s roots in the historic regions of Friuli Venezia Giulia and Veneto, both places Alessandro calls home.
Sourced from some of the best vineyards in the Veneto, Alessandro works with local partners to carefully select and blend the wines to maintain a consistent style with fresh flavors for the Ca' Furlan Prosecco, Prosecco Rosé, and sparkling Moscato. The wines are carefully blended and bottled at a leading Veneto producer’s facility.
The wines in the Ca' Furlan line are named in honor of women in the two founders' families. Prosecco Cuvee Beatrice is named after Alessandro’s daughter, Beatrice. Moscato Cuvee Adriana is for Alessandro's wife, Adriana, and Prosecco Rosé Cuvee Mariana is a Trivinia family name. The gold accents and elegant crown on the packaging encourage Ca' Furlan drinkers to "Crown the Moment," whether it’s a milestone achievement, the finish of a satisfying workday, or a relaxing weekend, with a glass of Ca' Furlan.
Producing every style of wine and with great success, the Veneto is one of the most multi-faceted wine regions of Italy.
Veneto's appellation called Valpolicella (meaning “valley of cellars” in Italian) is a series of north to south valleys and is the source of the region’s best red wine with the same name. Valpolicella—the wine—is juicy, spicy, tart and packed full of red cherry flavors. Corvina makes up the backbone of the blend with Rondinella, Molinara, Croatina and others playing supporting roles. Amarone, a dry red, and Recioto, a sweet wine, follow the same blending patterns but are made from grapes left to dry for a few months before pressing. The drying process results in intense, full-bodied, heady and often, quite cerebral wines.
Soave, based on the indigenous Garganega grape, is the famous white here—made ultra popular in the 1970s at a time when quantity was more important than quality. Today one can find great values on whites from Soave, making it a perfect choice as an everyday sipper! But the more recent local, increased focus on low yields and high quality winemaking in the original Soave zone, now called Soave Classico, gives the real gems of the area. A fine Soave Classico will exhibit a round palate full of flavors such as ripe pear, yellow peach, melon or orange zest and have smoky and floral aromas and a sapid, fresh, mineral-driven finish.
What are the different types of sparkling rosé wine?
Rosé sparkling wines like Champagne, Prosecco, Cava, and others make a fun and festive alternative to regular bubbles—but don’t snub these as not as important as their clear counterparts. Rosé Champagnes (i.e., those coming from the Champagne region of France) are made in the same basic way as regular Champagne, from the same grapes and the same region. Most other regions where sparkling wine is produced, and where red grape varieties also grow, also make a rosé version.
How is sparkling rosé wine made?
There are two main methods to make rosé sparkling wine. Typically, either white wine is blended with red wine to make a rosé base wine, or only red grapes are used but spend a short period of time on their skins (maceration) to make rosé colored juice before pressing and fermentation. In either case the base wine goes through a second fermentation (the one that makes the bubbles) through any of the various sparkling wine making methods.
What gives rosé Champagne and sparkling wine their color and bubbles?
The bubbles in sparkling wine are formed when the base wine undergoes a secondary fermentation, which traps carbon dioxide inside the bottle or fermentation vessel. During this stage, the yeast cells can absorb some of the wine’s color but for the most part, the pink hue remains.
How do you serve rosé sparkling wine?
Treat rosé sparkling wine as you would treat any Champagne, Prosecco, Cava, and other sparkling wine of comparable quality. For storing in any long-term sense, these should be kept at cellar temperature, about 55F. For serving, cool to about 40F to 50F. As for drinking, the best glasses have a stem and a flute or tulip shape to allow the bead (bubbles) and beautiful rosé hue to show.
How long do rosé Champagne and sparkling wine last?
Most rosé versions of Prosecco, Champagne, Cava or others around the “$20 and under” price point are intended for early consumption. Those made using the traditional method with extended cellar time before release (e.g., Champagne or Crémant) can typically improve with age. If you are unsure, definitely consult a wine professional for guidance.