Sparkling rosé in two delicious ways

Something to Cry: Sparkling Rosé Two Delicious Ways

While some fall days are less than sunny, there’s one surefire way to brighten up your day: sparkling rosé.

Two examples of delicious and fun rosés are Fresh Vine Wine’s Brut Rosé Sparkling Wine and Gancia Prosecco Rosé DOC. Both rosés are bold, bright pink in color; the Fresh Vine Wine Brut Rosé Sparkling Wine only has a slightly deeper shade of purple.

Not the pale, barely pink colors one would normally expect from a rosé either. Both wines also use the Charmat or Prosecco method to create their bubbles. This method in sparkling wine production captures bubbles in the wine through carbonation in steel tanks, as opposed to the traditional or Champenoise method.

In the traditional method, wine is fermented in the bottle and undergoes its secondary fermentation in the bottle to create bubbles. The traditional method is more labor intensive, which is often reflected in the price. Both wines are an absolute bargain!

The first, the sparkling wine Brut Rosé from Fresh Vine Wine, is as strong in bouquet and taste as it is in colour. Fruity notes of ripe, fresh strawberries and raspberries lead with lighter notes of green apple keeping the finish fresh.

While this is definitely a dry, sparkling rosé, the fruity flavor keeps it from becoming too dry or acidic. It has a rich mouthfeel and a long finish with notes of red fruits.

While promoting a healthier lifestyle, Fresh Vine Wines, co-founded by actress Nina Dobrev and dancer, singer, actress and fitness guru Julianne Hough, share information for a 5-ounce glass of wine: 94 calories, 1.0 grams of sugar, 3.8 carbs, and an ABV of 11.5%.

And frankly, after a sip of this wine, it’s unlikely that anyone would limit their enjoyment to a 5-ounce glass. Produced in Napa, California, the wine retails for $24.99

The second wine is Gancia Prosecco Rose DOC from Piedmont, Italy. One might wonder what the initials DOC stand for. The DOC system defines the growing area and methods for each wine and guarantees the quality standard of certain wines that pass a state tasting.

In the DOC system, a DOC wine, which means Denominazione di Origine Controllata, which translates to “designation of controlled origin”, is the second highest quality level. The highest level is DOCG, which means “Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita” and translated means “Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin”. Among the lower wine varieties belongs Vino da Tavola.

These sparkling rosé wines without a geographical indication are called Vino da Tavola or VdT, which means “table wine”. Indicazione Geografica Tipica or IGT. This is the broadest category. The grapes in IGT wines should come from the IGT area indicated on the label, but do not have to meet the same strict wine style requirements.

This sparkling rosé wine is also deliciously fruity with some lovely floral notes. This is a dry 11% alcohol wine, but the fruity nature of this wine is sure to please even your sweet wine lovers. And it’s another bargain retailing at just $13.95!

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