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Famiglia Pasqua "Romeo and Juliet" Prosecco Rosé

Famiglia Pasqua "Romeo and Juliet" Prosecco Rosé

Veneto, Italy

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  • Tasting Notes

    Winemaker's Notes: The elegance of glera enhanced by the structure of pinot nero. This prosecco rosé has a coppery color and a refined bouquet. The palate is fresh and fruity with attractive scents of raspberries. It is a vivacious and fresh wine that is versatile and quaffable, suitable for all occasions. Pair with crab, lobster and shellfish or sip alone as an aperitif.

  • Story

    Located in Verona, Famiglia Pasqua (Pasqua Vigneti e Cantine), is now the #1 private producer of wines in Northern Italy, winning Wine Enthusiasts Magazine’s 2023 Innovator of the Year Award. Producing both premium and unique Italian wines, tradition, innovation, quality and passion are the core values passed down from generation to generation in the Pasqua family.

    Traveling from Apulia (Puglia), the first generation of Pasqua brothers traveled to Verona in the 1920s, with the intent of establishing a wine trade of the Puglian wines. As they established their wine trade, they started a winery and began to acquire wineries in the Verona area. The second generation of Pasquas saw the beginning of exporting wines and a focus on quality. In the eighties they added an agricultural estate and an innovative research center - to study grafting techniques and vineyards.

    In its third generation helmed by Ricardo, Alessandro, Cecilia, and Giovanni, they now sell wines in 40 of the United States and are venturing into different techniques, including the addition of a French style wine called “Hey French.”

  • Somm Notes

    Famiglia Pasqua’s Romeo and Juliet Prosecco Rose is composed of the traditional Prosecco grape Glera and Pinot Nero (Pinot Noir). The label itself is based on the Romeo and Juliet wall in Verona. Pleasing and versatile, with hints of raspberry and citrus zest. Easily pair with light salads, soft cheeses, dishes with a fruit component, I’m envisioning a brunch with a Quiche Lorraine and a nice fruit platter.

    The grape Glera used to be referred to as Prosecco, but in a bid to protect the wine Prosecco, they changed the name of the grape to Glera, similar to how Champagne can only be called Champagne if it follows specific rules and practices in France. The best Proseccos come from the hills between the villages Conegliano and Valdobbiadene. Prosecco is one sparkling example of the the Charmat method sparkling - where second fermentation takes place in tanks, rather than bottles (traditional or Champagne method).

  • Region

    Veneto is the leading wine producing region of Northern Italy in terms of volume, and the home to world renown wines including Amarone, Pinot Grigio, Prosecco, Soave, and Valpolicella. Of the three zones of the Veneto, Prosecco is produced in the northern hill above Treviso, whereas the western area (near Lake Garda and mountain range of Monte Lessini) produces Soave, Valpolicella, Bardolino, and amarone and the central area of Veneto produces simpler merlots, cabernet sauvignons, chardonnays, and pinot grigios, in addition to the more exciting wines from Breganze, Colli Berici, and Colli Euganei.

    The prosecco grape, Glera, is planted on the hills of Treviso, on well drained volcanic soil interspersed with sand, clay, and gravel.