Yum yum yum. This delicious fizz has everything that's great about Prosecco combined with everything that's great about a Provence Rose. It has depth, whilst retaining freshness and that fabulous palate cleansing sensation that good fizz delivers. The spectrum of flavours is really broad, with redcurrants, rosehips, parma violets and just a touch of slightly creamy, sweet cherries. The finish is fairly long, but again, really fresh with none of the edges sometimes found in cheaper sparkling wines.
AboutCarpene Malvolti was founded in 1868 by Antonio Carpene. As a chemist, he was convinced that Italy could produce sparkling wines as well as the French and was determined to create wine of the same quality as champagne. Now, around 150 years later, Italian sparkling wines are well and truly on the world wine map with many consumers preferring the style of Proseccos and Rose sparkling wines such as this.
Where to start? This is a very versatile wine and as you would expect, it's lovely on its own. One of the best food matches is seafood risotto, though salmon works really well with it as do white meats. Even goats' cheese is a good marriage - try it grilled on 'petits toasts' with a rocket and beetroot salad.