Roederer Estate Brut Rose NV [1.5L MAGNUM]
(Anderson Valley, Mendocino County, California) - [WE 93] [WS 92] [W&S 91] [IWR 91]
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As with most rosÃ©s primarily made with more Pinot Noir than Chardonnay, the Roederer Estate RosÃ© is a blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay. For color, the winemaker prepares a small portion of Pinot Noir with extended maceration and adds about 5 percent 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 create a charming wine of discreet finesse.
The Roederer Estate Brut RosÃ© 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.
Ratings & Reviews
93 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"Gorgeous foam leads this wine, a blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay. Golden peach in color with a dry, savory strawberry richness and smooth texture, it is buoyed by solid acidity. Estate-grown, this is a stellar California sparkler, incredibly well-priced and versatile." â€” V.B. (12/1/2013)
92 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Sleek and rich, with floral strawberry and sugar cookie aromas and elegant, layered citrus, tart cherry and mineral flavors that linger toward the vibrant, lightly spicy finish. Drink now through 2015. 5,200 cases made." â€“TF (Nov 30, 2013)
91 Points - Wine & Spirits Magazine:
"There's lovely precision to the light strawberry notes in this wine, a clean parallel to its pale pink color. The finish is spicy and gentle, with a creamy undercurrent that lingers on fruit. Chill it for prawns."
91 Points - International Wine Review:
â€œWith an incisive scent of red berries on the nose, this always reliably good sparkling rosÃ© also shows an expressive, silky palate with hints of red cherry. Finishes dry and crisp. A 60/40 blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay with 12 g/L RS and aged at least two years on the lees. Oak-aged reserve wines make up 10-20% of the blend.â€ - December 21, 2016
One of the San Francisco Chronicle's Top 100 Wines of 2009:
"This accessible and remarkably well-crafted pink bubbly is both stony and yeasty, with robust nectarine skin and toasty pastry crust. Elegant and yet edgy, like a fresh splash of seawater spray." (12/09)