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Sofia Brut Rosé

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High ratings from major wine competitions

Flavors of life linger on a sparkling finish 

Retail: $19.00
Member Price $14.25
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2016 Sofia Brut Rosé 

Styled after the sparkling rosés of Loire and Alsace in France, Sofia Brut Rosé offers light effervescence, crisp natural acidity, and notes of fresh fruit, flowers and spice. Unlike our still Rosé, which is crafted from Rhone varietals, Sofia Brut Rosé is made from a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, which offers alluring, aromatic flavors that pair well with assorted cheeses and charcuterie, hors d’oeuvres, shellfish, and spicy Asian cuisine.   

Vineyard Notes 

The growing season started early in 2016 but saw a good deal of winter rain for the first time in years. The much-needed precipitation gave way to pleasant spring temperatures and a consistently warm summer. Though Monterey County is chilly compared to other California appellations, there’s always plenty of sun to help the fruit mature slowly, developing rich concentration and aromatic intensity. 

Winemaker’s Notes 

The French Cremant sparkling wines, which our Brut Rosé is styled after, have a light pink salmon hue from skin contact with the red fruit. For our selections we look for grapes that deliver clean, refreshing flavors and a light, elegant body. To keep the alcohol content low, the fruit is harvested at a lower brix in the early morning hours and immediately pressed into stainless steel tanks. Effervescence is created using the Charmat method, which produces frothy bubbles and a lightly creamy texture. 

Tasting Notes 

The debut release of Sofia Brut Rosé flaunts a floral nose highlighted by aromatic notes of tea leaves and flavors of tart red currants, pomegranate, strawberries, peaches, cloves, and spice berries. Graceful and round across the palate, the wine is underscored by a crisp verve that brings the tapestry of flavors to life, then lets them linger on the sparkling finish. Makes a fantastic aperitif and is perfect for sipping poolside. 

Blend: 80% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay

Appellation: Monterey County

Alcohol: 12.0%

Style: Off-dry

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