Available for a brief time each holiday season, this gorgeous rosé is an elegant showstopper. More than any of our other sparkling wines, it reflects the vintage as expressed in a few distinguished blocks of our best Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Using our tête de cuvée Le Rêve Chardonnay as a base, this delicate and refined wine is created by adding two different Pinot Noir components: classic base wines without skin contact and base wines that undergo maceration for a few days for color extraction. This brief skin contact is essential to the delicate fruitiness and soft coral hue. As with our Le Rêve Cuvée family, this méthode traditionnelle rosé enjoys six years of aging before release. The treasured wine that results from years of dedicated winemaking is unparalleled in its refinement and elegance.
The alluring nose brims with a bouquet of roses, orange blossom, yellow peach, and strawberries. The palate unfolds seamlessly - fresh red raspberries, apricot, peach, and a hint of floral spices - sailing on bright acidity, finishing long and round with hallmark Carneros minerality. This wine shows its pedigree from our Le Rêve Cuvée, with elegant structure revealing itself behind the fruity entry.
In 2017, Carneros was gifted with its third 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 the 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
A gift to cherish, savor this wine on its own, or with the finest caviar, rich cheeses, peach salad, or duck with orange glaze. Our winemaker Zak suggests enjoying alongside a holiday dessert of raspberry truffle or mixed berry shortcake.