2012 Brut Rosé Magnum (1 X 1.5 L)

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.

The magnum offering of this wine has only occurred twice before. Once from the 2008 vintage and once from the 2009 vintage. In 2012, we once again decided to bottle this delicious offering in the larger format, seeing how popular it was with our fans.

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 magnum bottle for five and a half years to achieve a 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. 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.

Tasting notes

The 2012 Brut Rosé has generous aromas of mixed red berries, orange blossom, and white peach. Its fruitful nose is complemented by notes of shortcake and cream. The palate bursts with flavors of raspberry sorbet, lemon custard, and summer apricot. The wine has a fresh and juicy acidity which drives to a supple, round finish.- Winemakers Sean Thompson and Hugh Davies

Reviews

94 Points
Aged entirely in the bottle, where it also spends five and a half years on the lees, this wine has a remarkable mouthfeel. Pinot Noir (76%) is grown in Carneros in the Anderson Valley, as well as the coastal regions of Marin and Sonoma; the remaining balance of 24% Chardonnay adds spice and length. Bubbles gently caress alongside an almost invisible toastiness made strikingly refined with fresh and fragrant notes of peach, orange blossom, cherry skin, and raspberry.- The Tasting Panel (August 2018)
92 Points
Coppery pink, this is a floral, strawberry-scented rosé focused on pinot noir from Sonoma County. There's dynamic freshness in the wine's lemony acidity and the scents of strawberry leaves and rising bread dough. Those elements contrast sweeter notes of white peach and Rainier cherries. It's clean and lasting, refreshing in the end.- Wine & Spirits (December 2018)
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