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Brut Rosé

A vintage small batch méthode champenoise sparkling wine that delivers integrated, and long lasting refined fruit with a light pinkish hue. Our Brut Rosé undergoes the same processes and initial blend of 60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir, as our Brut Cuvee. The point of distinction lies in Michel’s hand choosing of a barrel of Pinot Noir to blend with the Brut Cuvee resulting in a truly elegant Rosé that can best be described as our Brut Cuvee with a soft fuller fruit component. For technical details on specific vintages, please utilize each wine's hyperlink in their title below.

2016 Brut Rosé
Light coral; flush slamon. Lively, tiny bubbles and pronounced mousse. Vibrant aromas of orange marmalade, baked biscuits and wild strawberries. Expressions of rose petals and raspberry as the nose unfolds. The palate is delighted with soft yet powerful acidity accompanied with subtle notes of apricot, green apple and white peach. This elegant vintage finishes soft, creamy and lenghty.


2015 Brut Rosé
Translucent salmon with radiant peach undertones. Fine, energetic and pronounced mousee. Aromas of raspberry sorbert, strawberry, watermelon and tangerine zest. Hints of jasmine and honeycomb. Bright and complex acidity on the front palate wrapped in elements of citrust. Bursts of juicy raspberry and stone fruit balanced with subtle, crisp finish.

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2014 Brut Rosé
Eye catching coral; minuscule, persistent bubble head with a full pronounced mousee. Ripe tangerine zest, Meyer lemon, and honeycomb with hints of toasted meringue. Notes of juicy strawberry, ripe peach pit and flowering hibiscus tea. Vibrant acidity on the front palate, soft and round throughout showcasing notes of freshly picked white peach, kiwi, strawberry, and sugared lime. Graceful, long fruit finish leaving subtle tastes of key lime and strawberry.

2013 Brut Rosé
Iridescent copper. Fine, persistent and pronounced bubble head. Fresh orange blossom and candied peach with notes of zested orange and ginger. Aromas of stone-fruits, raspberry, creamy vanilla, caramel and toasted almond highlighted by minerality and salinity. Juicy ripe peach, marmalade jam, candied strawberry, blood orange and clementine sweetness with beaming citrus acidity on the front of the palate. A soft, creamy texture of jasmine and vanilla finishing with a lingering crisp citrus peel acidity.

2012 Brut Rosé
Bright salmon hue, pronounced mousse. Hints of raspberry, peaches and dried cranberries. Fresh honeysuckle, jasmine and slight yeastiness on the nose. Bright fruit with subtle citrus notes coupled with pops of bright acidity on the front of the palate. Bright red berries finishing strong with fruit complexity throughout.

2010 Brut Rosé
Coral with a pinkish overtone. Nectarine, strawberry, peaches, red apple, citrus. Baking bread. Light and expressive, soft fruit complexity with a balanced acid structure leading to a very long, pronounced and integrated finish.

2009 Brut Rosé
Bright salmon hue with vigorous minuscule bubbles and mousse. Soft citrus and peach pit. Very subtle yeastiness. Soft and supple with a powerful mousse that coats the mouth instantly. Citrus, ripe apple, cantaloupe, with a faint mid-palate fruit sweetness. Bright bursts of acid that leads to a lingering crisp finish. 
          - In 2015, the 09 Brut Rosé won a Gold medal in the CSWWC, and also received a Best in Class award for Best USA Future Release - was submitted early this spring prior to release.


2008 Brut Rosé
Light salmon, tiny vibrant bubbles, very fi­ne mousse. Soft supple red fruit, dry strawberry & cranberry, light yeasty bread dough. Integrated and balanced, Washington apple, melon, raspberry. Powerful pronounced ­finish.
          - In 2015, the 08 Brut Rosé won a silver medal in the CSWWC, it was one of only four silver medals awarded to the United States.

2007 Brut Rosé
Exquisitely pale-peach in colour with heaps of seductively slow-evolving opulent re-berry fruit aromas punctuated by subtle hints of toast and charred oak, mouth-wateringly fresh fruit nestling on a silky mousse, with scintillating acidity, and a very long and lingering finish. This is an extremely classy, beautifully poised, smart and stylish sparkling wine.
          - Tom Stevenson CSWWC Tasting Notes, 2014. In 2015, the 07 Brut Rosé won a Best in class award for Best USA Vintage Rosé as well as a gold medal. It also was awarded one of the four USA Gold medals won in 2014.


2006 Brut Rosé

Such an elegant, pale peach rosé, with refined aromas of apricot-tart, vanilla and fleeting notes of charred oak, all of which are beautifully mirrored on the palate, which is developed yet deliciously fresh and brimming with yeast-complexed red fruits, lovely acidity and a nigh-on perfect mousse. The result is an impressive linear persistency without much weight at all.  Luxuriously silky-smooth mouthfeel is the crowing glory of this sparkling wine masterclass.
          – Tom Stevenson CSWWC Tasting Notes, 2014. 06 Rosé won Best in Class award for Best USA Rosé as well as a gold medal.