Schramsberg Vineyards

California: Napa Valley, United States

Brut Rosé, North Coast – 2016

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  • Introduction

    • Schramsberg Brut Rosé is fruitful, 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 vibrant 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.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: North Coast
    • County Composition: 44% Sonoma, 30% Napa, 20% Mendocino, 6% Marin
  • Vintage Report

    • Harvest Date(s): August 4 – September 10, 2016
  • Vinification

    • Barrel Fermentation: 24%
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 64% Pinot Noir, 36% Chardonnay
    • Production (in cases): 15,150
    • Production Case Pack: 12/750ml
    • Alcohol: 12.6%
    • TA: 8.3 g/l
    • p H: 3.17
    • RS: 9.2 g/l
    • Release Date: December 1, 2018
  • Tasting Notes

    • “The 2016 Brut Rosé has generous aromas of strawberry and orange zest. Its fruitful nose is complemented by notes of cinnamon, vanilla and watermelon. On the palate, there are juicy flavors of ruby grapefruit, stone fruit and raspberry compote, with soft touches of toasted hazelnut and shortbread cookie. The fruitful finish is fresh, with a bright clean acidity.”

    • Serving Suggestions: 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.



  • Schramsberg Vineyards Brut Rosé, North Coast – 2016 – The Wine Advocate – 91 Points

    The 2016 Brut Rosé has a pale to medium salmon-pink color and is a blend of 64% Pinot Noir and 36% Chardonnay. It has open, inviting aromas of melon, red berries, citrus peel and spices. The medium bodied-palate offers intense, berry-laced flavors with rounded, creamy mousse, and it finishes long and uplifted. 15,150 cases produced.

  • Scramsberg Brut Rosé, North Coast — 2016 – James Suckling – 91 Points

    This rosé sparkling wine has a very attractive nose with light red berries and strawberries. Some light, grassy elements and a pastry-like edge. The palate has a juicy and fresh feel with blood oranges and red berries intermingling in an approachable fleshy and fresh mode. 64% pinot noir and 36% chardonnay. Drink now.

  • Schramsberg Vineyards Brut Rosé North Coast – 2016 – Wine Spectator – 91 Points

    Vibrant and pretty, with delicate rose petal, strawberry and roasted almond accents that glide on the long finish. Drink now.

  • Schramsberg Vineyards Brut Rosé North Coast – 2016 – Wine Enthusiast – 93 Points

    Subtle flavors and a delicately rounded texture help this elegant, medium-bodied wine stand out. Hints of fresh bread and raspberries on the nose lead to slightly tangy flavors of ginger and white cherry on the palate. Gentle effervescence and just-right acidity lend lift.