Ca' del Bosco Franciacorta Cuvee Prestige Rose NV (Italy)
Winery Notes: More than a color, pink is like a suspended mood, a delicate transition from white to red in shades never quite one or the other. Franciacorta Cuvee Prestige Rose gives a magical sensation midpoint between two hues. The Rose color is obtained after brief maceration of red Pinot Nero grapes. Just a few hours are needed to get that special tint recalling springtime sunsets: you must seize the moment, an instant earlier it's too pale, an instant later it's too dark. And then a delicate blending with Chardonnay and slow, patient maturation. Cuvee Prestige Rose, the ideal Franciacorta for momentous occasions. Especially the most romantic.
Wine Advocate, 92 Points: “The NV Franciacorta Cuvée Prestige Rosé is a blend of 80% Pinot Nero and 20% Chardonnay. It exhibits a pale pink color that has evidently been studied and carefully executed. That same attention to detail is applied to the bouquet. Delicate and vibrant aromas of forest berry and cassis emerge slowly from the glass. It also shows subtle yeast aromas of baked bread or croissant. The wine's texture is lean and firm, and the soft effervescence serves to keep the palate clean."
James Suckling, 91 Points: “With its rusty color, this is a bit suspect, but there’s actually some good dried peaches, dust and clay. Full-bodied and very intense but quite reserved somehow on the finish. Drink now."
Wine Spectator, 91 Points: “A beautiful nose of cherry blossom and flavors of ripe raspberry and white cherry fruit expand on the fine, satiny palate of this vibrant rosé, accented by blood orange granita and grated ginger notes. Disgorged winter 2016. Drink now through 2023."