Mirabelle Brut Rosé, North Coast – Non Vintage
Twenty years into building an outstanding range of vintage dated sparkling wines, the Davies family set out to master the non-vintage or “multi-vintage” traditional method technique. A few years of experimentation would ultimately lead to the successful launch of Mirabelle Brut and Mirabelle Brut Rosé in 1992. The counterpart to our Mirabelle Brut, the Mirabelle Brut Rosé is a specially crafted blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from Schramsberg’s select cool-climate vineyards in the Napa-Carneros, Sonoma Coast, Anderson Valley and Marin County areas of Northern California.
The grapes are picked by hand and gently pressed to provide superior quality juice for the production of this balanced, refreshing rosé bubbly. In the spring following the fall harvest, base wines are individually evaluated and carefully blended by our winemakers. Pinot Noir lots, including a few fermented with skin contact, provide brightness of berry fruit and body, while Chardonnay lots lend length and zest to the palate. Additional flavor depth and aromatic complexity results from the blending of base wine lots aged in barrels and tanks for one or more years. The wine undergoes secondary fermentation in the bottle and rests for approximately two years before its release. Following the en tirage aging, an extensive dosage trial process produces the ideal finishing touch, and the sparkling wine is ready to be enjoyed. The finished Mirabelle Rosé exhibits fresh, elegant and toasty aromas that lead into lively and delicious fruit flavors on the palate.
- Appellation: North Coast
- County Composition: 44% Napa, 41% Sonoma, 10% Mendocino, 5% Marin
- Varietal Composition: 54% Chardonnay, 46% Pinot Noir
- Vintage Composition: 80% 2017, 20% aged reserve lots
- Production (in cases): 15,360
- Alcohol: 12.8%
- TA: 8.1 g/l
- p H: 3.28
- RS: 8.0 g/l
“The Mirabelle Rosé has generous aromas of strawberry, lemon-lime, raspberry and rhubarb. The hints of raspberry, shortbread and cinnamon delicately join the bursting flavors of red apple, pineapple and orange. The palate is juicy on entry with bright acidity and a long, lingering finish.”
—Winemakers Sean Thompson and Hugh Davies
- Serving Suggestions: The multi-vintage Mirabelle Rosé is delicious on its own, and it also pairs well with everything from grilled salmon, country fried chicken, BBQ pork ribs, Caprese salad, poke tuna, classic Hawaiian pizza or simple pastas.
Schramsberg Vineyards Mirabelle Brut Rosé, North Coast – NV – Wine Enthusiast – 91 Points
This wine is delicious but subtle as it weaves tempting notes of raspberry and cream with toasted nut and baked bread nuances that provide complexity and layering. It has both a vivid crispness and a subtle smoothness that coats the mouth and helps the finish linger.
Mirabelle Brut Rosé, North Coast – NV – Wine Spectator – 91 Points
Sleek and vibrant, featuring floral and multilayered strawberry and apple flavors, laced with graham cracker and toasted nut notes. Drink now. 15,550 cases made.
Schramsberg Brut Rosé North Coast Mirabelle – NV – Wine Spectator – 90 Points
Festive and fun to drink, with expressive cherry and graham cracker flavors that finish on a lush, yeasty accent.
Mirabelle Brut Rosé, California – Non Vintage – 90 points – Wine Spectator
“Expressive watermelon and strawberry aromas open to crisp yet rich flavors of red apple and spiced vanilla.”