Roederer Estate Brut Rosé, Anderson Valley, California

The Roederer Estate Rosé is a blend of pinot noir (56%) and chardonnay (44%). For color, winemaker Arnaud Weyrich prepares a small portion of pinot noir wine with extended maceration and adds about three to five percent to the blend before secondary fermentation, imparting a subtle salmon tinge. Both the blend and addition of the small amount of red wine create a charming wine of discreet finesse. Roederer Estate’s winemaking style is based on two elements: ownership of its own vineyards and the addition of oak-aged reserve wines to each year’s blend or cuvée. Only the cuvée (first pressing of 120 gallons/ton) is used; no première or deuxième taille. The fermentation takes place in high-grade stainless steel tanks at 65°F. Zero to minimal malolactic fermentation is used in order to ensure the wines age well and retain the fresh, precise and well-defined style that is one of the characteristics of Roederer Estate wines. The Roederer Estate Brut Rosé is full and round with smooth flavors and fine persistent bubbles. The extra measure of chardonnay contributes elegance and austerity, which balance nicely with the delicate fruitiness of the pinot noir.

$37.99