Schramsberg Brut Rosé is flavorful, complex and dry, making it both versatile with food and delicious by itself as an apéritif. The character of the wine is most strongly influenced by bright, flavorful Pinot Noir grown in Carneros, Anderson Valley, and the Sonoma and Marin coastal areas. A few small lots of Pinot Noir are fermented in contact with their skins to add depth and subtle color to this unique sparkling wine. Chardonnay gives spice, structure and length on the palate.
Hand picking, careful handling and gentle pressing produce a wine of delicacy, free of skin and seed tannin. Following the fall harvest and base winemaking period, an extensive process of blending trial and refinement is carried out in the spring. The finished blend is aged on the yeast in the bottle for about two years, just enough to achieve refined effervescence and toastiness without diminishing its refreshing, vibrant appeal.
Enjoy this rich, delicious sparkler on almost any occasion: at your favorite restaurant, a special dinner at home, at a beach picnic or a backyard barbecue. A very versatile wine, try it with sushi, salmon, rock shrimp, pizza, roast chicken, BBQ ribs, burgers, chocolate raspberry tarts and creamy cheeses with summer fruits.
“The complex and dense nose bursts with red fruit aromas of raspberry and strawberry, followed by exotic candied mango, pineapple and papaya. On first taste there are flavors of peach and pineapple, which are complimented by a touch of strawberries and cream. On entry, the palate offers a crisp and quenching acidity, which leads to long and lingering rich flavors.”
– Winemakers Keith Hock and Hugh Davies
Varietal Composition: 70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay
County Composition: 44% Sonoma, 28% Napa, 24% Mendocino, 4% Marin
Appellation: North Coast
Harvest Dates: August 18 - October 12, 2009
Barrel Fermentation: 28%
rs: 1.15 g/100mL
release Date: November 1, 2012
Cases Produced: 8,999 (9-Liter)
suggested retail: $43 (750mL)
Available Formats: 750mL, 1.5L