2015 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 2015 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.
The nose opens up with ripe strawberry, Asian pear and a touch of fresh ginger. The fruit carries into mouth adding black cherry and green apple with a big lush mouthfeel. This generous wine continues onto the long finish wrapping up with a bit of fresh ginger.
The spring of 2015 brought us very early bud break but fortunately no frost. Rainy weather during bloom which resulted in the vines setting a very small crop. The fruit ripened to a near record early harvest. With the small crop and good weather and vines produced grapes with excellent concentration and intense character.
Strawberry and delicate ginger on the mid-palate provide a burst of bright acidity that compliments a salad of smoked trout with wild arugula, slice strawberries and ripe avocado with raspberry balsamic vinegarette. For more potent taste buds try Thai spiced grilled chicken with sweet chili sauce and garlic sesame noodles. Mild goat cheese with red berry compote and roasted Marcona almonds will complete the cheese board.
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