Roederer Estate Brut Rosé Sparkling Wine
The Roederer Estate Ros 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 five percent to the blend before secondary fermentation, imparting a subtle salmon hue. Both the 60/40 blend and addition of the small amount of red wine create a charming wine of discreet finesse.
The Roederer Estate Ros is full and round with smooth flavors and a fine, persistent mousse. The extra measure of Chardonnay contributes elegance and austerity that balance nicely with the delicate fruitiness of the Pinot Noir.
|Wine Spectator: 90|
|Expressive and festive, backed by good structure. Aromas of strawberry and ginger bread lead to crisp, plush red apple and spice flavors.|
|Wine Enthusiast: 90|
|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.|