A favorite among our enthusiasts, this wine expresses great balance while emphasizing fruity and floral characteristics. Rosé wines are often believed to be made only from Pinot Noir, but the best, including ours, have Chardonnay added for structure. The latest vintage of our beloved Brut Rosé entices with luscious notes of freshly cut peaches, white cherries and a hint of pie crust.
On the nose, the 2017 vintage welcomes the senses with aromas of rose petal, honeysuckle, and white cherry. Flavors of freshly cut peaches, tangerine, and a hint of pie crust evoke the bliss of a perfect summer day through the long, silky finish. We made this wine by leaving part of the Pinot Noir juice in contact with the skins for three days during harvest. A warm toastiness evolves from this lees contact and combines with the ethereal Pinot Noir fruit character. As the wine ages and the tiny bubbles are formed, an elegant wine of great poise evolves. Rosé wines are often believed to be made from only Pinot Noir, but the best, including ours, have Chardonnay added for structure.
In 2017, Carneros was gifted with its 3rd wettest winter in 125 years, refilling reservoirs and aquifers that had been depleted in the previous drought years. Happy vines developed healthy canopies which tempered with higher-than-average temperatures and brief heat spikes that characterized the growing season. Harvest began on August 7th, a fairly typical start date in Carneros. The resulting wines show beautiful depth, concentration, and freshness.
Food Pairing Notes
Remarkably versatile, classic rosé pairings include duck and salmon but our vintage rosé sparkling is also a surprisingly good match with steaks, burgers, and light desserts. It is a beautiful brunch wine, for weddings, and other romantic occasions. But honestly, it's delicious anytime!