Domaine Carneros Cuvee de la Pompadour Brut Rosé
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|Region||California, Napa Valley, Carneros|
The Domaine Carneros Cuvée de la Pompadour Brut Rosé celebrates the life and times of Madame de Pompadour (the great courtesan and mistress of Louis XV) who is credited with introducing Champagne to the court and was an influential tastemaker in the matters of art, architecture, and philosophy–famous for her comment, "Champagne is the only wine a woman can drink and remain beautiful."
Domaine Carneros Brut Rosé is a wine of great balance, emphasizing fruity and floral characteristics to a greater extent than evident in the Brut or Le Rêve. It is made strictly with artisan attention to quality, with sourcing exclusively from Carneros and the use of time-honored Champenoise methods of production. A blend of 58% Pinot Noir, 42% Chardonnay, the Brut Rosé is meant to be enjoyed at a fairly young age when the fruity character is still predominant yet there is enough age to make the wine round and balanced.
The wine's aroma has hints of wild strawberries and roses with notes of peach Although a pale pink in color, Brut Rosé is not sweeter than our other wines. It is a true Brut.
Refined yet festive, offering gorgeous aromas of rose petal, strawberry and watermelon that lead to crisp, steely flavors, with a hint of graham cracker on the long, lingering finish.
From estate-grown Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, this sparkler is dry, nutty, and spicy, with a creaminess of brioche and baked apple. In the glass it evolves to show high-toned acidity and freshness of citrus, with grainy texture adding to its complexity.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
59% Pinot Noir; 41% Chardonnay. If by no means lacking in the yeasty richness of defined channelization, the current Cuvée de la Pompadour takes its lead from exuberant, fresh cherry fruit and shows off its solid Rosé credentials with a fine sense of vinosity and a bit of extra palatal weight. It is rich, full, and foamy with a decidedly creamy, very long-lasting mousse, and its ample flavors are free of evident sweetness. It will work famously with food owing to the slight finishing grip expected of its genre, but it is never outwardly astringent and is thoroughly enjoyable on its own.
Wine & Spirits
Organically grown pinot noir from the Domaine Carneros estate forms the base of this pretty rosé. It spent several days on the skins before pressing, offering up clean red fruit flavors that suggest fresh strawberries at peak ripeness. The result is a clean, juicy, crowd-pleasing sparkling wine to keep on hand for the holidays.