2018 The Pearl Sparkling
Champenoise Méthode Sparkling Rosé
Traditional method; Fresh cut strawberries, orange peel, almond and shortbread compliment luscious bubbles.
Bottle aging 2 years
Fresh cut strawberries, orange peel, almond and shortbread compliment luscious bubbles.
Estate vineyard 1.5 acres, hand tended, mechanical weeding (no herbicides), compost tea applications, cane and cordon pruning applied.
Base wine produced to retain fruit esters. Tirage solution added, riddled and aged for 2 years.
Food Pairing Notes
Salmon; mushroom, asparagus, and prosciutto pasta, roasted duck with cranberry chutney, strawberry, pecan, feta and mixed greens salad.
Black-berried and characterized by the layer of white hairs on the underside of the leaves that look like a dusting of flour, hence the name meunier, meaning 'miller' in French. Mutation of Pinot noir. Early budding and ripening than Pinot noir and therefore less prone to winter frosts, more reliably productive. Makes a more obviously fruity, earlier maturing wine than Pinot noir. Burgundy origin.