One of the first Prosecco Rose's from Italy - pale pink, fresh, dry and delicious - perfetto!

TECHNICAL
REGION
Friuli Venezia Giulia
VINTAGE
2019
VARIETY
89% Glera / 11% Pinot Nero
HARVEST DATE
September 2019
PH
2.95
R/S
8g
ALCOHOL
11.5%
OTHER
Vegan Friendly
VINEYARD

Fruit is sourced from vineyards located in San Martino al Tagliamento near Pordenone in the province of Friuli Venezia Giulia.

WINEMAKING

Glera fruit was picked at 10 Baume and fermented in stainless steel vats to produce the base wine, blended with Pinot Nero sourced locally in Friuli. Charmat method is used for secondary fermentation, and the wine remaining on lees after to build further complexity.

TASTING

Fine and persistent perlage, bouquet is full of fruity notes that recall raspberry and blackberry. Beautiful clean, crisp but not overly dry finish.

WINE REVIEWS
Prosecco rosato very recently allowed under D.O.C rules. This is 89% Glera and 11% Pinot Nero. This is a brut style, with 8g/L residual sugar. A little raspberry in with white peach and a little brine. Fresh, crisp, light prickling of bubble, subtle blackcurrant flavour, fine chalky texture, and a dry gently saline finish of solid length. Not overly complex, but refreshing and good to drink.
90 points
Gary Walsh Winefront
While we have been able to enjoy Australian-made prosecco rose for a couple of years, the home of the grape – Italy – approved production only last year. The wait, it must be said, has been worth it. BABO is claiming bragging rights as one of the first prosecco roses to be available in Australia and, what’s more, that it has been made to suit Australian tastes in that it is a brut style (ie. less than 12 grams of sugar/litre). To label a wine Prosecco rose D.O.C., producers are obliged to follow a number of rules, the most important relating to the grapes. The only grapes permitted are glera (originally called prosecco) and between 10-15% of the red pinot nero (pinot noir) grape which provides the blush. I like the concept of a vintage prosecco rose, it not only gives extra cred to prosecco and the house style but ensures a potentially longer ageing – and therefore drinking – period. The clear bottle is marketing gold. The wine’s pretty pale, dusty pink blush will walk off the shelves once drinkers catch an eye full. It’s reassuringly classy to look at. Ditto the taste. This is a delicate sparkling with a pulsating bubble, intense mousse and the lifted scent of musk, nougat, strawberry and red berries. Juicy to taste with a light, fruit tingle sweetness amid the musk-confection, red fruits and nougat. So fine it almost melts in the mouth with a brisk, fine-edged acidity. And it’s well-priced. Molto bene!
93 points
Jeni Port Winepilot
You could almost call this wine a world first, well almost. Only last year the Italian government legalised local Prosecco Rosé (although we’ve had it for a while) and the first wines have just started landing on our shores. After tasting this example I predict there will be an avalanche of Italian Pink Prosecco hitting our shelves any day. Made in the usual Prosecco way with 11% pinot nero (that’s Italian for pinot noir), it has the most beautiful rose petal pink colour and the wine follows in the same vein with subtle peach skin, floral, strawberry and herbal fruits providing plenty of complexity. It’s then bright, fresh and clean on the palate – youthful, vibrant fruits with a creamy texture and measured sweetness followed by a long and crisp finish. It’s delicious and destined to become a classic drink to kick off a long lunch.
92 points
Angus Hughson Winepilot