2012 Schramsberg Brut Rosé

Winemakers Keith Hock and Hugh Davies, Schramsberg, 2014

“The 2012 Brut Rosé has generous aromas of tangerine, strawberry, cranberry and wa- termelon. It’s fruitful nose is complemented by notes of candied ginger and warm pastry dough. On the palate, there are flavors of mandarin orange, pomelo, pineapple and straw- berry. The wine has a fresh, bright acidity with a long, crisp and refreshing finish”

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, #222, December 2015, Robert M Parker Jr.

Another big-time winner, and one of their larger cuvées of just over 9,000 cases is the 2012 Brut Rosé. This is a blend of 76% Pinot Noir and 24% Chardonnay, of which 33% was barrel fermented. This wine is ripe, broad, savory, shows tiny bubbles, comes across fresh with kirsch-like aromatics and flavors. It’s dry, medium-bodied, zesty and exuberant. Drink it over the next 5-6 years.