Schramsberg Vineyards

California: Napa Valley, United States

Mirabelle Brut Rosé, North Coast – Non Vintage

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  • Introduction

    • Mirabelle is Schramsberg’s multi-vintage brut sparkling wine. Twenty years into building an outstanding range of vintage dated sparkling wines, the Davies family set out to master the non-vintage or “multi-vintage” traditional method technique. A few years of experimentation would ultimately lead to the successful launch of Mirabelle Brut and Mirabelle Brut Rose in 1992.

      This wine is a specially crafted blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Schramsberg’s select cool-climate vineyards in the Napa Carneros, Sonoma Coast, Anderson Valley, and Marin County areas of California’s North Coast. Starting in 2022, the Mirabelle packaging started to designate the bottling number to give specificity to each bottling of Mirabelle, and to highlight the vintage which is primarily in the blend. For this 31st bottling, the 2019 vintage makes up 78% of the blend, with the other 22% being from select base wines from previous vintages.

      The grapes are picked by hand and gently pressed to provide superior quality juice for the production of this balanced, refreshing rosé bubbly. In the spring following the fall harvest, base wines are individually evaluated and carefully blended by our winemakers. Pinot Noir lots, including a few fermented with skin contact, provide a brightness of berry fruit and body, while Chardonnay lots lend length and zest to the palate. Additional flavor depth and aromatic complexity results from the blending of base wine lots aged in barrels and tanks for one or more years. The wine undergoes secondary fermentation in the bottle and rests for approximately two years before its release. Following the en tirage aging, an extensive dosage trial process produces the ideal finishing touch, and the sparkling wine is ready to
      be enjoyed. The finished Brut Rosé exhibits fresh, elegant, and toasty aromas that lead into lively and delicious fruit flavors on the palate.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: North Coast
    • County Composition: 43% Sonoma, 35% Napa, 15% Mendocino, 7% Marin
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 52% Pinot Noir, 48% Chardonnay
    • Vintage Composition: 78% 2019, 22% aged reserve lots
    • Alcohol: 12.8%
    • TA: 7.7 g/L
    • p H: 3.20
    • RS: 7.0 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • “The Mirabelle Brut Rosé has vibrant aromas of stone fruit and strawberries, rounded off with hints of lemon curd, zesty citrus, ginger, vanilla, and toasted almond. A broad and juicy entry on the palate anchors a mid-center mouthfeel of orange, tangy raspberry, baked apple, and pineapple upside-down cake, ending with a bright acidic finish.”
      —Winemakers Sean Thompson, Jessica Koga, and Hugh Davies

    • Serving Suggestions: The multi-vintage Mirabelle Rosé is delicious on its own, and it also pairs well with everything from grilled salmon, country fried chicken, BBQ pork ribs, Caprese salad, poke tuna, classic Hawaiian pizza or simple pastas.

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Reviews

  • Mirabelle Brut Rosé, North Coast — 31st Bottling – 92 Points

    "The NV Mirabelle Brut Rose has a pale cherry-pink color and scents of green melon, citrus blossoms and creamy undertones with stony wafts. The palate is rounded and floral with fragrant flavors, energetic mousse and a long, flavorful finish."

  • Mirabelle Brut Rosé, North Coast — 31st Bottling – Wine Spectator – 90 Points

    “Polished and luscious, with appealing strawberry and peach flavors that have toasted nut and yeast roll accents.”

  • Mirabelle Brut Rosé, North Coast — 31st Bottling – Vinous – 91 Points

    '"A beautiful platinum pink with orange hues in the glass. The NV Brut Rosé Mirabelle opens with a perfumed blend of nectarines, ginger and spiced orange rind. This impresses with a sweet and sour combination of citrus and minerals carried across a core of zesty acidity. A chiseled bead of bubbles massages the palate. The Mirabelle finishes quite savory yet fresh. A salty flourish mingles with toasty brioche notes."

  • Schramsberg Vineyards Mirabelle Brut Rosé, North Coast – NV – Wine Enthusiast – 91 Points

    This wine is delicious but subtle as it weaves tempting notes of raspberry and cream with toasted nut and baked bread nuances that provide complexity and layering. It has both a vivid crispness and a subtle smoothness that coats the mouth and helps the finish linger.

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