Kramer Vineyards NV Brut Rosé Méthode Traditionelle sparkling wine
Cork and cage closure
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.
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.
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.
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