The partner to our Mirabelle Brut, the Mirabelle Brut Rosé is a specially crafted blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Schramsberg's select cool-climate vineyards in Carneros, Anderson Valley, and the Sonoma and Marin coastal areas of Northern California. Pinot Noir lots, including a few fermented with skin contact, provide 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 finished Brut Rosé exhibits fresh, elegant and toasty aromas that lead into lively and delicious fruit flavors on the palate.
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. The wine undergoes second fermentation in the bottle and rests in Schramsberg's historic Diamond Mountain caves for approximately two years. 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 multi-vintage Mirabelle Rosé is delicious on its own, and it also pairs well with everything from classic Hawaiian pizza and grilled salmon to barbecued chicken and simple pastas.
Even better is the non-vintage Mirabelle Brut Rose, which is 55% Chardonnay and 45% Pinot Noir sourced from the same areas, although here more comes from Marin and Mendocino than Napa, while Sonoma is also included in the mix. This dry rose has a lovely light salmon color, a big, sweet kiss of strawberries, and touches of raspberries and currants. The wine is medium-bodied and very frothy, with well-defined bubbles, and good intensity, dryness and finish. A beauty as well as a terrific value, it should be drunk over the next 1-2 years.
This has the pretty color of pink copper, a delicately yeasty aroma; and rich, sweet flavors of strawberry, lime and toast. It's a little scouring on the palate. The blend is nearly equal parts Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Appealing raspberry and cinnamon aromas lead to friendly cherry, apple and spice flavors in this crisp rosé. Drink now. 12,300 cases made.