Scharffenberger Cellars Brut Rose Excellence NV
Brut Rosé Excellence Non Vintage
Scharffenberger Cellars was founded in 1981 with the commitment to making ultra premium sparkling wines, which are today established among America’s finest.
Scharffenberger Brut Rosé Excellence is made by the méthode traditionelle process, whereby the wines are individually bottle-fermented before being riddled and disgorged. Most of the base wines underwent malolactic fermentation, which softens and rounds out the blend. The grapes are sourced from our vineyards in the Anderson Valley as well as other premium quality vineyards in Mendocino County with whom we have long term contracts. This type of vineyard selection allows us to choose from the best vineyards in the area, which enables us to produce our trademark cuvée. The fruit balance and color are achieved by adding between four and five percent of Pinot Noir wine to the blend before undergoing second fermentation in the bottle.
The wine has a pale salmon hue with integrated aromas of fresh raspberry jam and wild strawberries on a cream covered pastry base. The flavors are layered, round, fresh, fruity and long.
Appellation: Mendocino County
Varietal: 55% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir
En tirage: Two years on the yeast