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Scharffenberger – Brut Rosé

United States
California
Wine
Sparkling

The Facts

Origins United States > California > Mendocino

Appellation Mendocino

Cepage 55% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir

Winemaking Méthode traditionelle process; 80% goes through malolactic fermentation; 15% reserve wine; 5% still red wine for color

Aging 2 years on lees

Alcohol Content 12.0 %

Production 14,000 cases

Serendipity Markets Texas

The Character

Tasting Notes The wine has a pale salmon hue with integrated aromas of fresh raspberry jam and wild strawberries on a cream covered pastry base. The flavors are layered, round, fresh, fruity and long.

Overall Classy & polished

Mouthfeel Soft & round

Aromas Fresh raspberry jam and wild strawberries on a cream covered pastry

Selling Point Stellar quality, delicious sparkling wines

Awards 92 Wine Enthusiast, 90 Wine & Spirits

Sustainability Sustainable In Practice t

The Story

On average 80% of the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation to bring balance to the acid profile. This method was adopted early on to create a wine that is richer, fuller and more approachable without compromising its structure.
The blend is composed of 85% current vintage wine and 15% reserve wine. The reserve wine is blended and matured by following a solera system or continuous cuvee approach. A small portion of reserve wine is set aside and used in the dosage mix.
Every bottle is individually fermented and aged a minimum of 2 years on the yeast.

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Brand Story

The history of Scharffenberger Cellars begins in 1981 in the heart of California's Anderson Valley. Situated only miles from the coastal influences of the Pacific Ocean, Scharffenberger Cellars enjoys the deep soils and sunshine within the protected valley. Originally founded by John Scharffenberger, the company has undergone several transitions. With the many changes at Scharffenberger Cellars, what has remained consistent is the quality and the original philosophy behind the winemaking. Winemaker Jeffrey Jindra manages the winemaking program and works to preserve the glory of the original brand name.


Brand Story

The history of Scharffenberger Cellars begins in 1981 in the heart of California's Anderson Valley. Situated only miles from the coastal influences of the Pacific Ocean, Scharffenberger Cellars enjoys the deep soils and sunshine within the protected valley. Originally founded by John Scharffenberger, the company has undergone several transitions. With the many changes at Scharffenberger Cellars, what has remained consistent is the quality and the original philosophy behind the winemaking. Winemaker Jeffrey Jindra manages the winemaking program and works to preserve the glory of the original brand name.

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