2016 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 2016 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.
This delicate, light Rose has aromas of red grapefruit with a hint of strawberry leading into a burst of citrus in the mouth and flavors of red fruit and nectarine in the mid-palate. The finish is soft and lingering with a hint of brioche.
The growing season of 2016 got off to another early start with bloom just a few days later than the record early harvest of 2015. Mild weather through the summer allowed the grapes to ripen at a moderate rate developing deep and intense character. Harvest brought the fruit in at a slow pace allowing us to pick each block at its optimal ripeness and get the fruit into the winery early in the day and cold. The fruit quality was excellent, and finishing up harvest two weeks early gave us more time to enjoy the rest of the autumn.
Transcendent strawberry and red ruby grapefruit flavors on the front palette, pairs flawlessly with a summer strawberry salad with wild arugula, red onion, goat cheese and grapefruit- raspberry dressing. Try slow cooked ribs with or jackfruit sliders with smoked chili cherry barbeque sauce. Mt. Tam or fresh Chevre with red currant compote and roasted Marcona almonds will complete the cheese board.
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