2008 Brut Rosé
In crafting an exceptional sparkling rosé, you have to start with great Pinot Noir. Here at Gloria Ferrer, that just happens to be our specialty, and it comes shining through in this gorgeous, almost copper-colored rosé. Wild weather in the 2008 growing season caused vines to struggle. However, for the fruit that flourished, that only added to the flavor profile. The 2008 Brut Rosé is full-bodied and rich in raspberry and strawberry flavors.
Wine Spectator November 30, 2013
Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s Advance Buying Guide, November 2013
Gold – 2013 International Eastern Wine Competition
Gold – 2013 LA International Wine Competition
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Tasting NotesThis delicate pale salmon Rosé greets you with vibrant aromas of ripe strawberries and Meyer lemon citrus intermingled with hints of yeast on the nose. On the palate, enjoy a slightly creamy texture with tangy raspberries, cherries and bright acidity which leads to a crisp and refreshing finish.
AboutSparkling wine aficionados around the world admire well-crafted rosé for its beautiful color, fruit character and great versatility in pairing with food. The aromas and flavors of this wine are strongly influenced by a preponderance of Pinot Noir in the blend, while a small amount of Chardonnay contributes structure and an extended finish.
- 92% Pinot Noir, 8% Chardonnay
WinemakingCarneros grape growers had record frost damage losses in March and April of 2008, and we suffered some loss in low-lying areas. Our crew left as many shoots as possible on the vines during suckering to increase cluster counts and lessen the impact. High heat and wind during the May bloom period compromised pollination and cluster weights averaged 20% below normal. By June of one of the driest growing seasons we have seen, vines in thin soils showed water stress from heat and wind. We started irrigations three weeks ahead of normal. We began picking a week early and, despite the year’s challenges, we brought in fruit in very good condition.
- 100% hand-harvested grapes
- Whole-cluster pressed for delicacy
- Fermented in stainless steel tanks at temperatures of 55° to 60°F to retain vibrancy and freshness
- 25% of the Pinot Noir grapes in the blend were cold macerated for 36 to 48 hours to develop color and bright aromas without bitter compounds
- The cuvée is a blend of 13 different base wines
- The wine aged for over three years on the yeast to develop complexity
- pH: 3.18,
- Total Acidity: 0.70 g/100 ml,
- Alcohol: 12.5%,
- Dosage: 13.3%