Brut Rosé, North Coast – 2010
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. It 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.
- Appellation: North Coast
- County Composition: 44% Sonoma, 24% Napa, 20% Mendocino, 12% Marin
- Harvest Date(s): August 16-October 11
- Barrel Fermentation: 30%
- Varietal Composition: 75% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay
- Production (in cases): 7,058 cases
- Production Case Pack: 12/750ml
- Alcohol: 12.8%
- TA: 0.92g/100ml
- p H: 3.11
- RS: 1.05g/100ml
- Release Date: October 15, 2013
The 2010 Brut Rosé has bursting aromas of fresh strawberry, Mandarin orange and Ruby Red grapefruit. The fruitful nose is complemented by notes of warm bread dough and roasted hazelnuts. On the palate, there are flavors of watermelon, strawberries, tangerine and lemon chiffon. The wine finishes with a bright and crisp acidity that is long, tangy and refreshing. Keith Hock and Hugh Davies, Winemakers
Brut Rosé, North Coast – 2010 – 92 points – The Tasting Panel
“Crisp, precise and juicy with raspberry and tangy acidity; smooth, elegant and long.”
Brut Rosé, North Coast – 2010 – 90 points – Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine
"...this bright and bracing effort is equally focused on vigorous young fruit from first sniff to finish…it has the extra bit of stuffing that one looks for in Rosé.”
Brut Rosé, North Coast – 2010 – 93 points, Editors’ Choice – Wine Enthusiast
“…the aromas and flavors remind you that the wine is made from 75% Pinot Noir, with cherry and cinnamon notes delicately coming through. A hint of fresh baked bread comes out on the palate and stays on the finish. Very tasty, and elegant in style.”
Brut Rosé, North Coast – 2010 – 92 points – Wine Spectator Insider
"A gorgeous rosé, luxurious and crisply focused. The aromas of floral raspberry and yeasty cinnamon roll lead to rich but vibrant flavors of orange zest, mineral and spice."