Schramsberg Mirabelle Rose

Schramsberg, North Coast, Mirabelle, Brut Rose nv There’s a red-fruited sweetness in the nose, reminiscent of the cherries jubilee that I used to whip up table side back in the day. In the mouth the fruity theme continues with moderate acidity and a touch of warmth. The grapes behind this bubbly are 66% Chardonnay and 34% Pinot Noir. 53% of the total were sourced from Napa, 23% from Sonoma, 22% from Mendocino and 2% from Marin. Some of the Pinot lots were fermented on the skins. Some of the lots in the final assemblage were aged in barrel for 1-2 years. After the second ferment in bottle the wines aged en tirage for 2 years. Dosage is 12.4 grams per litre. Vintner Hugh Davies. P&B in Calistoga 13.5% $19.49 at Bottle Barn Schramsberg

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Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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