The story of Bellini begins in Venice in 1948, when peach juice and
prosecco were mixed to create a refreshing summer drink. Named after the
Venetian born artist Giovanni Bellini, who painted the sensuous colours of the
Italian renaissance, the drink soon became fashionable worldwide. Forty years
later the Canella family, already a successful Prosecco producer, and also a
Vino Italiano selection, took up the challenge of producing the famous cocktail
to satisfy its popular demand.
The recipe follows the original: two parts prosecco and one part white peach
juice and pulp and a few drops of raspberry juice. Its natural ingredients are
grown in the Venetian countryside and there is no added sugar or
artificial colouring. Best served chilled, if the pulp settles in the
bottle gently turn before opening.