Brandborg Scarlet Cuvee Rosé
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Don’t let this pink wine fool you, this is a bone dry, serious Rosé.
- Excellent wine from higher altitude vineyards in a cool, coastal climate terroir.
- Brandborg is committed to sustainable farming and winemaking practices.
Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Elaboration: The Brandborg Scarlet Cuvee Rosé is made by using the traditional saignee method, from the French “to bleed.” This is a technique to remove some juice from the vat of destemmed grapes. For us this means taking a very small proportion of juice from many different pinot noir lots, “bleeding” the fermenters after two days of skin contact, before the conversion of sugar to alcohol begins. In this way, our rose of pinot noir always represents a snapshot of our entire vintage. The wine is then fermented in stainless steel barrels.
Tasting Notes: Aromas of strawberries, raspberries, watermelon and wildflowers. In the mouth, the strawberry fruit is complimented by flavors of pomegranate and tart cherries. The wine has vibrant acidity that enlivens your palate. There is a pleasant tingly mouthfeel that goes on and on.
Brandborg Vineyard and Winery, founded in 1986, produces fine handcrafted varietals in limited bottlings using old world techniques. Devoting careful attention to every stage of a meticulous winemaking process and optimizing the unique contributions of site, soil, and climate, Brandborg strives to preserve the distinct character of the vineyards.