This inaugural vintage is crafted using méthode traditionnelle and sourced from estate-grown Pinot Noir. The wine was aged for seven months in neutral barrel and stainless steel, then aged 23 months on its lees to develop added complexity before being disgorged.
92 points - James Suckling
On the Nose: A fresh and elegant sparkling rosé with radiant salmon color, fine and persistent mousse and subtle aromas of apricot, peach, strawberry and vanilla.
On the Palate: Evolving to red fruit and citrus notes on the palate, the wine offers a creamy texture, elegant structure, persistent length and balancing acidity for a zesty finish.
Food Pairings: Offering great food pairing versatility and the ability to elevate any occasion, enjoy at the start of any gathering or with breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert dishes including eggs benedict, antipasto platters with spiced almonds and charcuterie, preserved lemon, lavender and peach salad, sushi, poached salmon, creamy pastas, soft cheeses like triple cream brie, shortbread and lightly sweetened strawberry shortcake.
Peak drinkability: 2021 - 2029
Bernau Estate Vineyard
Dundee Hills AVA
Named in honor of Founder Jim Bernau, Bernau Estate Vineyard is located in the Dundee Hills and the future home to our Méthode Champenoise sparkling wine facility, set to open in 2022. The vines at Bernau Estate Vineyard are farmed using biodynamic techniques, with plans to apply for a Demeter certification in 2022. Biodynamic farming uses sustainable, organic practices, including composting and the use of special preparations, to holistically promote the soil's long-term health.
The vineyard has a very gentle south west facing slope and mostly Woodburn soils, which are deep, nutrient rich and well drained soils. The original 15 acres of Pinot Noir was planted in 1994 and in 2019 we added 9 acres of Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
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