It’s Official: Prosecco Rosé Will Hit Shelves in 2021

It's fizzy, boozy and pink—what more could we want?

If you’ve been pouring yourself an extra drink or two over the past few months, absolutely no one would blame you. We’ve all been through a lot. But hey, at least we’ve got our favorite drinks to get us through this pandemic.

Truth be told, we’re pretty ready to call 2020 done even though we’re only halfway through it. That’s partially due to this exciting announcement: Prosecco rosé will hit shelves for the first time ever starting next year!

This pink drink was already summer’s favorite wine, and you won’t want to miss the fruity Prosecco version.

What’s the Story with Prosecco Rosé?

Much like prosciutto di carpegna, Prosecco rosé has taken a long, winding road to the United States. For a time, wine from the Prosecco region couldn’t officially be called a rosé due to regulations allowing white wine alone to use the name—even though many restaurants were already offering “unofficial” Prosecco rosés. Now, those restrictions have been relaxed and the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies’ National Wine Committee has officially approved the drink. We’ll be pouring 100% authentic Prosecco rosé for the very first time!

The wine will be made with mostly white grapes, but it will also include 10 to 15% red pinot noir grapes to lend it that dazzling pink color.  And it’ll have that same crisp, fresh Prosecco taste, while also adding notes of strawberry.

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When Can I Buy It?

The official date for Prosecco rosé to start being sold and served is January 1, 2021, so we’ve still got time to wait. But for now, we suggest trying our global recipes and wine pairings, which’ll certainly expand your beverage horizons.

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Emily Hannemann
Emily adores both food and writing, so combining those passions as a writer for Taste of Home makes perfect sense. Her work has also appeared in Birds & Blooms and on TV Insider. When she’s not eating peanut butter straight from the jar, you'll find her running or birdwatching. Emily is currently a journalism graduate student at the University of Missouri.