2014 BRUT ROSÉ
About the wine
Sparkling wine aficionados around the world admire well-crafted rosé for its beautiful color, unique fruit character and great versatility in pairing with food. The aromas and flavors of this 2014 Brut Rosé are strongly influenced by a preponderance of Pinot Noir in the blend, while a small amount of Chardonnay contributes structure and an extended finish.
Only the first pressing of these selected Carneros grapes is used to make this delicious Rosé. Some of the Pinot Noir grapes are left in skin contact for 36 hours to give this Rosé its pale salmon color, while also attributing some of the delicate aromas and flavors of Pinot Noir itself. This delicate pale salmon Rosé greets you with vibrant aromas of bright strawberry cherry and pomegranate, the mouth continues the bright red fruit adding red apple and a touch of citrus zest.
The texture is full and creamy continuing on to a crisp mineral finish.
The 2014 growing season got off to an early start with budbreak about two weeks earlier than average. A late winter weather system brought in enough rain to supply the vines through bloom, and mild warm spring weather gave us good fruit set. Mild weather through the growing season without rain events or heat spikes was optimal for the development of the fruit. The early spring brought on an early harvest with average size yields of excellent fruit. This is looking to be an outstanding vintage.
Delicious as an apéritif or with a wide range of cuisine, the Brut Rose is an exceptionally versatile wine and will pair with most dishes. Try with fresh oysters on the half shell, grilled prawns, salmon, lobster, mussels, olives or herbed nuts. Wonderful with mustard roasted pork loin or spiced chicken recipe. The Brut Rosé is a superb cheese wine, try with a variety of goat cheeses; also complements the hard-to-pair artichoke.
More food pairings & recipes on our blog, The Glorious Life.