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2016 Brut Rosé

2016 Brut Rosé

Sparkling wine aficionados around the world admire well-crafted Rosé for its beautiful color, unique fruit character and great versatility in pairing with food. This Brut Rosé is strongly influenced by a preponderance of Pinot Noir in the blend, while a small amount of Chardonnay contributes structure and an extended finish.
from $38 - $50
98

Points
Sunset Magazine

92

Points
Wine Spectator

2016 Brut Rosé

Sparkling wine aficionados around the world admire well-crafted Rosé for its beautiful color, unique fruit character and great versatility in pairing with food. This Brut Rosé is strongly influenced by a preponderance of Pinot Noir in the blend, while a small amount of Chardonnay contributes structure and an extended finish.
from $38 - $50

Tasting Notes

This delicate, light Rosé has aromas of red grapefruit with a hint of strawberry.

This leads into a burst of citrus in the mouth with flavors of red fruit & nectarine in the mid-palate. The finish is soft and lingering with a hint of brioche.
98
Points
Sunset Magazine
92
Points
Wine Spectator

“Graceful and supple, with silky and floral strawberry and spicy lees flavors that build vibrancy on a long finish.”

Wine Spectator

2016 Brut Rosé

Food Pairing

Transcendent strawberry and red ruby grapefruit flavors on the front palate pair flawlessly with a summer strawberry salad with arugula, red onion, goat cheese, and a grapefruit-raspberry dressing. Try slow-cooked ribs or jackfruit sliders with smoked chili-cherry barbeque sauce. Mt. Tam or fresh Chevre with red currant compote and roasted Marcona almonds are perfect to complete a cheese board.

Additional Information

  • Composition90% Pinot Noir & 10% Chardonnay
  • Aging1.5 years
  • AppellationCarneros
  • Alcohol12.5%
  • TA0.77 g/100 mL
  • pH3.09
  • Dosage12.7 g/L

The growing season of 2016 got off to an early start with mild weather through the summer, allowing the grapes to ripen at a moderate rate, developing deep and intense character. As a result of the early spring, harvest came early too, beginning a full 2 1⁄2 weeks earlier than average. Mild weather through the harvest brought the fruit in at a slow pace, enabling us to pick each block at its optimal ripeness. The yields were average, and the fruit quality was excellent.