The base wine for this sparkling is a blend of Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. These are two of the three grapes used to make true champagne (the other being Chardonnay). If the resulting wine was kept off the skins and hence white, it could be called a blanc de noir. However, this wine has a subtle pink hue and a dry profile so it is a brut rose. Even though the color is quite modest, the flavor of the dark grapes comes through quite noticeably. It has more body and depth than a typical prosecco or brut. I think it would pair well with medium body meals like salmon or turkey. Or just a great way to relax at the end of your day. Enjoy!Purchase
Production: 15 cases
Available at the tasting rooms in Corvallis and Albany.