Kramer Vineyards Brut Rosé Méthode Traditionelle sparkling wine

Kramer Vineyards NV Brut Rosé Méthode Traditionelle sparkling wine

Willamette Valley,
Oregon

12.5% alcohol

Cork and cage closure

Dosage: 0

84 cases produced

Méthode champenoise/Méthode traditionelle

Made using 27% Chardonnay, 65% Pinot noir, and 8% Pinot meunier, second-generation winemaker Kim Kramer followed France’s strict rules on which varietals are allowed in a bottle of champagne. I’ve gotta think that’s a good idea, considering champagne was invented by the French. Click here to read that story. After fermenting in all stainless steel, the wine went through a second fermentation in the bottle. It was disgorged 18 months later, and voila!, now ready for you to enjoy.

Color:

Pale pink

Bouquet:

This bottle of sparkling wine smelled both tart and creamy! Toasted marshmallows and cream soda juxtaposed tart granny smith apples, bing cherries, and mineral notes of fresh rain.

Palate:

That fresh rain minerality quickly segued into tart, fruity flavors of raspberries, limes, and grated lime zest. The many tiny bubbles were bright and acid-driven with an abundance of salinity, making this wine an easy pairing with just about any food!

Food pairing suggestions:

If you’re having ham for Easter, this bottle of sparkling wine would be perfect with it! Other food pairing ideas are oysters, baked brie bites, oven-baked ribs.

SRP $34

www.kramervineyards.com

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