The Roederer Estate Rosé is full and round with smooth flavors and a fine, persistent mousse. The extra
measure of Chardonnay contributes elegance and austerity that balance nicely with the delicate fruitiness
of the Pinot Noir.
Wine Enthusiast 96 points - A beautifully balanced wine that exudes elegance as well as richness. It is drier than previous vintages of Cristal Rose, yielding a bright, crisp and layered wine. Red fruits are married with orange zest and tight acidity. It can be drunk now, but it is a young wine and will certainly age well through 2022. (Dec 2013)
Like the Roederer estate Anderson Valley Brut, the Brut Rosé is untraditional. While most Rosés are made
with more Pinot Noir than Chardonnay, the Roderer Estate Rosé is a 60/40 blend of these two grapes. As
with all Roederer Estate wines, the Brut Rosé is 100% estate grown. Oak-aged wines from the reserve
cellars are added to the blend, creating a multi-vintage cuvée in the traditionla Roederer style.
|Wine maker notes
|For color, the winemakwer prepares a small portion of Pinot Noir with extended maceration and adds about
5% to the blend before secondary fermentation, imparting a subtle salmon tinge. Both the 60/40 blend and
addition of the small amount of red wine creates a charming wine of discreet finesse.
|COMPOSITION: 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay
|Serve with mild cheeses, oysters, shrimp, crabs and other shellfish, and with light, fruity desserts.