SHOPPERS at Aldi and Sainsbury’s will soon be able to get their hands on Prosecco Rosé, as the supermarkets are among the first to sell the fizz in the UK.
Pink prosecco is launching in the UK next week, after an Italian law change in May allowed the sparkling wine to be made with Pinot Noir grapes for the first time.
Aldi is releasing its 75cl bottles of the tipple on November 2 for £6.49, and they come with an alcohol by volume (ABV) of 11%.
They’ll initially only be available on its website, but will later also land on store shelves, although Aldi hasn’t confirmed an exact date.
The discounter is also releasing 250ml mini bottles of the pink drink for £2.29 – perfect as Christmas stocking fillers for any Prosecco fans.
Aldi said its Prosecco Rosé comes with summer fruit notes, including strawberry, raspberries and a hint of white peach.
Meanwhile, Sainsbury’s is releasing 75cl bottles of a Prosecco Rosé Brut from November too, but it’s yet to clarify the exact date.
The bottles also have an ABV of 11% and will set you back £10 each, but they will only be available in select Sainsbury’s stores.
M&S is also launching a Prosecco Rosé following the Italian law change, with its bottles available from November 5 in stores and online in cases of six.
The prices start from £3.80 for a 20cl bottle, while a standard-sized 75cl bottle will set you back £10, or you can nab a magnum bottle for £18.
HOAR has asked M&S to confirm the ABV in its Prosecco Rosé, so we’ll update this article once we hear back.
Asda is also set to launch a Prosecco Rosé in the near future, but it’s yet to confirm sale date and prices.
Wine expert Sam Caporn, also known as the Mistress of Wine, said: “Shoppers might have already enjoyed Italian rosé (or rosato) sparkling wine, but it won’t actually have been Prosecco, because pink Prosecco hasn’t previously been permitted.
“Prosecco (like Champagne) is governed by strict regulations and Prosecco DOC has to come from grapes grown exclusively from nine provinces in the north east of Italy, and there are many rules in place regarding how it can be produced.
“Like standard Prosecco, the new rosé variety must be made primarily from Glera grapes but with the addition of Pinot Noir.”
Earlier this year, Kylie Minogue launched a £9 rose wine and you can buy it in Tesco.
Meanwhile a few years ago, posh prosecco maker Freixenet launched its first ever Italian sparkling rosé.
Prosecco fans can now get paid £300 to drink the tipple – and you get a year’s free supply too.
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