Schramsberg Brut Rosé

Schramsberg Brut RoséThis week’s staff pick is something sparkling to help celebrate Mother’s Day. Schramsberg Brut Rosé is flavorful, complex and dry, and adds sophistication and deliciousness to any gathering.

It is both versatile with food and amazing 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. 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.

Schramsberg Brut Rosé is 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.

Tasting Notes
The 2014 Brut Rosé has generous aromas of mixed strawberry, rose petal, and melon. Its fruitful nose is complemented by notes of raspberry and cranberry. On the palate, there are rich bursts of baked pear, and caramelized toffee. The wine has a fresh, juicy acidity which drives to a bright, vibrant finish.
– Winemakers Sean Thompson and Hugh Davies

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