Domaine Carneros Brut Rosé Sparkling Wine 2007

Winemaker's Notes:

A blend of 55% Pinot Noir, 45% Chardonnay, the Brut Rosé has hints of wild strawberries and roses with notes of peach. Although a pale pink in color, our Vintage Brut Rosé is not sweeter than our other wines. It is a true Brut. Rosé wines are often believed to be made only from Pinot Noir, but many including ours have some chardonnay added. In creating our Rosé we worked to create a wine of great balance using 55% Pinot noir and 45% Chardonnay, but at the same time, emphasizing fruity and floral characteristics to a greater extent than is evident in the Brut or Le Rêve. The special fruitiness of the Rosé is obtained in two ways. The first way is to allow part of the pinot juice to spend several days in contact with the grape skins. (This is never allowed to happen with the other sparkling wines.) This extracts both the lovely color and flavor components that enhance the Rosé. The second way is to add back a small amount of red pinot noir wine. This is done to adjust both color and flavor. We do this red wine addition as a way to fine-tune the early skin contact, for example, if the color is a little too light. Traditionally, fine Rosé sparkling wines and champagnes have been made in very small quantities (and ours is no exception).

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Domaine Carneros in the heart of Carneros, is the California expression of the tradition and excellence of its founder, Champagne Taittinger. Established in 1987, Domaine Carneros is considered a regional landmark. Exquisite views of endless vineyard-covered hills are the perfect setting to savor our wines. The main château and terrace are open 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. daily. The last se... Read more
Domaine Carneros in the heart of Carneros, is the California expression of the tradition and excellence of its founder, Champagne Taittinger. Established in 1987, Domaine Carneros is considered a regional landmark. Exquisite views of endless vineyard-covered hills are the perfect setting to savor our wines. The main château and terrace are open 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. daily. The last service of the day is at 5:45 p.m. We are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. Please see our Visit Us section for information on daily tours. Read less

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A blend of 55% Pinot Noir, 45% Chardonnay, the Brut Rosé has hints of wild strawberries and roses with notes of peach. Although a pale pink in color, our Vintage Brut Rosé is not sweeter than our other wines. It is a true Brut. Rosé wines are often believed to be made only from Pinot Noir, but many including ours have some chardonnay added. In creating our Rosé we worked to create a wine of great balance using 55% Pinot noir and 45% Chardonnay, but at the same time, emphasizing fruity and floral characteristics to a greater extent than is evident in the Brut or Le Rêve. The special fruitiness of the Rosé is obtained in two ways. The first way is to allow part of the pinot juice to spend several days in contact with the grape skins. (This is never allowed to happen with the other sparkling wines.) This extracts both the lovely color and flavor components that enhance the Rosé. The second way is to add back a small amount of red pinot noir wine. This is done to adjust both color and flavor. We do this red wine addition as a way to fine-tune the early skin contact, for example, if the color is a little too light. Traditionally, fine Rosé sparkling wines and champagnes have been made in very small quantities (and ours is no exception).

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Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 12% pH: 3.1
Sugar: 1.3 grams per liter Total Acidity: .92 grams per liter

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