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- Flavorful, complex and dry, making it both versatile with food and delicious by itself
- Varietal composition: 61% Pinot Noir, 39% Chardonnay
- County composition: 41% Sonoma, 26% Mendocino, 25% Napa, 8% Marin
- Appellation: North Coast
- Barrel fermentation: 27%
- ABV: 13.0%
- TA: 0.82 g/100 ml
- pH: 3.10
- RS: 1.05 g/100 ml
The character of the wine is most strongly influenced by bright, flavorful Pinot Noir grown in Carneros, Anderson Valley, and the Sonoma and Marin coastal areas. A few small lots of Pinot Noir are fermented in contact with their skins to add depth and subtle color to this unique sparkling wine. Chardonnay gives spice, structure and length on the palate.
Hand picking, careful handling and gentle pressing produce a wine of delicacy, free of skin and seed tannin. Following the fall harvest and base winemaking period, an extensive process of blending trial and refinement is carried out in the spring. The finished blend is aged on the yeast in the bottle for about two years, just enough to achieve refined effervescence and toastiness without diminishing its refreshing, vibrant appeal.
Enjoy this rich, delicious sparkler on almost any occasion: at your favorite restaurant, a special dinner at home, at a beach picnic or a backyard barbecue. A very versatile wine—try it with sushi, salmon, rock shrimp, pizza, roast chicken, BBQ ribs, burgers, chocolate raspberry tarts and creamy cheeses with summer fruits.
The 2013 Brut Rosé has generous aromas of mixed red berry, orange blossom and white peach. Its fruitful nose is complemented by notes of strawberry cream pie and brioche. On the palate, there are bursts of raspberry sorbet, lemon custard and summer apricot. The wine has a fresh, juicy acidity which drives to a bright, vibrant finish.