Roederer Estate Brut Rosé
Anderson Valley, California, United States
Wine & Spirits
90 Points, Best Buy
“This wine’s clean red fruit has gentle spiciness, lasting with the bitter touch of orange zest and a hint of pepper. It’s simple and well knit, a sparkler to drink on its own or with charcuterie.”
August 31, 2017, Tim Fish
“A delicate and floral pink, with rose petal and strawberry aromas and pretty, crisp apple and spiced cinnamon flavors.”
June 7, 2017, Tim Fish
"A delicate and floral pink, with rose petal and strawberry aromas, and pretty, crisp apple, and spiced cinnamon flavors. Drink now."
December 21, 2016, Tim Fish
“Expressive and festive, backed by good structure with aromas of strawberry and gingerbread leading to crisp, plush red apple and spice flavors.”
December 31, 2015, Tim Fish
“Vibrant and focused, with aromas of strawberry and mineral leading to crisp flavors of raspberry, nectarine and spice. Drink now.”
93 Points, Editor’s Choice
November 19, 2015, Jim Gordon
“A complex and complete wine with everything in place, this tastes delicious from the first whiff to the lingering finish. It has fresh-baked bread and light peach aromas and white-cherry flavors. Well balanced, it’s layered on a subtle level and harmonious.”
The Roederer Estate Rosé is a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. For color, the winemaker 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.
As with all Roederer Estate wines, the Brut Rosé is comprised of 100 percent estate-grown grapes. Oak-aged wines from the Estate’s reserve cellars are added to the blend, creating a multi-vintage cuvée in the traditional Roederer style. Only the cuvée (first pressing of 120 gallons/ton) is used - no premiere or deuxieme taille. The wine is then fermented at 65 degrees Fahrenheit in high-grade stainless-steel tanks. No malolactic fermentation is used. Oak-aged reserve wines from the Estate's cellars make up 10 percent to 20 percent of the Rosé cuvée.
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.
Varietals: 55% Pinot Noir, 45% Chardonnay
Wine Alcohol: 12.5%
Residual Sugar: 1.2%
Aging: Aged a minimum of two years on the yeast
Cases Produced: 11,000 -9 Litre cases