J Brut Rose

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Our J Brut Rosé sparkling wine has a vibrant, pink salmon hue and offers layered aromas of fresh strawberries, raspberries, Fuji apples, rose petals and a savory swath of toasted hazelnuts. On the palate, an elegant mouthfeel complements flavors of ripe raspberry, blood orange and blanched almonds. Lively acidity and steely minerality frame a lingering, lush finish for this Brut Rose. We recommend pairing this elegant sparkling rosé with roasted beet and goat cheese salad, a simple plate of smoked salmon canapés, or blue cheese.

Due to current state laws, this product cannot be shipped to Louisiana or Wyoming.

The Vineyards

Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes for our Brut Rose were hand-harvested from outstanding Sonoma County vineyards. With a weighted emphasis on Pinot Noir, this wine delivers outstanding varietal Pinot Noir characteristics enhanced by a brisk acidic backbone and crispness thanks to the inclusion of 33% Chardonnay.

Winemaking

All of the grapes for this wine were placed as whole clusters, without destemming, into our French Coquard press for a gentle pressing. The Coquard press allows for slow, low-pressure pressing to minimize the breakdown of grape skins and seeds. A small portion of Pinot Noir was left on the skins to impart a pinkish-salmon color, this rosé’s signature hue. As is customary for Méthode Champenoise sparkling wine production, the secondary fermentation occurred in the bottle. The wine was aged en tirage in our cool cellars for an average of two years, developing deeper complexity as the years went by. The dosage was made from a blend of reserve wines and pure cane sugar. The wine was aged for another six months before release from our cellars.

Technical Notes

Final Blend:
66% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay, 1% Pinot Meunier
Alcohol:
12.5%
Acid:
9.3 grams per liter
pH:
3.12
Residual Sugar:
1.15%
  • 90 POINTS - NV Russian River Valley Brut Rosé

    The outstanding NV Brut Rosé (66% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay and 1% Pinot Meunier) displays loads of strawberry and Kir cocktail-like notes in a fresh, light to medium-bodied, delicious style that is essentially dry, with tiny, well-formed bubbles and good, crisp acids."

    Wine Advocate, Robert Parker, October 2015
  • 93 POINTS - NV Russian River Valley Brut Rosé

    The J Vineyards non-vintage Brut Rosé sparkling wine is easily among the finest wines in the genre made in America. It is gorgeous on the nose, exhibiting delicate strawberry fruit aromas, while on the palate the wine is fresh and crisp, showing notes of raspberry and cola."

    Wine Review Online, Robert Whitley, November 2013
  • 91 POINTS - NV Russian River Valley Brut Rosé

    It impresses as being fairly rich at one moment and light on its feet at the next, and, like its mate, it finishes with a fine acid lift. It will make lovely drinking with any number of moderately rich salmon, chicken or duck dishes, yet its lack of any late-arriving astringency means that it is a Rosé that can be joyfully quaffed all by itself."

    Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine, Charles Olken, December 2013  

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