2017 Quady North Q-vée brut rosé of Cabernet franc sparkling wine

2017 Quady North Q-vée brut rosé of Cabernet franc sparkling wine

Applegate Valley,
Rogue Valley,
Southern Oregon,
Oregon

11.2% alcohol

Cork closure

LIVE-certified winery

Dosage: 3.5 g/liter

Methodé champenoise

Owner/winemaker Herb Quady made this sparkling wine using the same technique they use to make Champagne in France. It’s the most expensive– and time-consuming– way to get bubbles into your wine. Wines made using methodé champenoise have more integrated bubbles since they form in the bottle. Click here to read more about how bubbly wines are made.

The grapes for this sparkling wine were picked early so as to retain good acidity, then fermented until dry and aged in neutral French oak barrels for nine months. After disgorging the bottles, they were topped with a little more, less dry, Cabernet franc.  

Bouquet and palate:

Red fruit notes of ripe raspberries, bing and sour cherries, play among hints of watermelon rind and strawberry leaves, all while dancing with vigorous bubbles. This sparkling wine has bubbles for days so if you love lots of lasting bubbles, get your hands on some stat!

Food pairing suggestions:

Pair with spicy firecracker chicken, turkey lettuce wraps, garlic fried cauliflower.

SRP $39

www.quadynorth.com

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2019 Quady North Grenache rosé

2018 Quady North Pistoleta

2018 Quady North GSM Rosé

Be sure to check out our Bubbles… explained series:

Wine 101: Bubbles… explained, part one

Wine 101: Bubbles… explained, part two

Wine 101: Bubbles… explained, part three

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