Rosato or Rosé is very popular in Italy, this applies to still wines as well as to the many Frizzante and Spumante wines. In Italy, the international term rosé is used more and more often on labels instead of rosato. There are also regional names for this type of wine, such as Chiaretto from Veneto or Cerasuolo from Abruzzo. A popular special case are the so-called “blush” wines made from the Pinot Grigio grape variety. This vine is actually a white wine variety, but develops a slight pink coloration in the berry skins when it is very ripe. If this is then fermented with brief contact with the mash, a delicate pink color is obtained, similar to that of a rosé. From a purely legal point of view, however, this is a white wine. Nevertheless, we have classified these wines here in this category. Rosato comes from practically every wine region and climate zone in Italy, from alpine South Tyrol to the Mediterranean warmth of Sicily.
The pink-colored refreshing wine is produced from different grape varieties depending on the region, depending on what grows as a rust wine variety in the respective area. To do this, you take red grapes and ferment them like a white wine, i.e. only with short contact with the mash, which means that only a small part of the pigments from the berry skins get into the wine. The longer the wine stays on the mash, the darker the rosé becomes. The color of the Rosato is not a quality criterion, just a question of style.
These days, the pale and lighter rosé are very trendy, their delicate color alone indicates a certain lightness and freshness. They should generally be drunk young. Rosé has also gained a certain importance in Prosecco. Franciacorta stands for higher-quality sparkling wines, where Pinot Noir is made from Pinot Noir, based on the model used for Champagne Rosé sparkling wine.
Here you will find our selection of the finest Rosato wines from Italy. These wines are ideal for the summer, but can also accompany entire menus. Enjoy.