Roederer Estate Brut$29.95 -- Anderson Valley Sparkling Wine California Wine 90ptsWS
A delicious California bubbly that's delicate in style, rich and toasty aromas up front with complex lemon, pear, hazelnut, honey and butter notes. Its real finesse and polish shows through best on the elegant finish, where the flavors linger on and on. 90ptsWS
Roederer's winemaking style is based on two elements: Ownership of its own vineyards and the addition of oak aged reserve wines to each year's blend or Cuvee. All the grapes for the Anderson Valley wines are grown on the Estate. Each year, the winemaker selects a portion of the best wines for aging in Center of France oak casks. Aged from one to three years, wines from this reserve cellar are added to the blend, creating a multi-vintage Cuvee in the traditional Roederer style, known for its body, finesse and depth of flavor. Only the Cuvee (first pressing of 120 gallons/ton) is used, gently pressed pulp with minimal skin contact. No Premiere or Deuxieme Taille used (subsequent pressings of 16 gallons each). The wine is fermented at 65 degrees Fahrenheit in high grade stainless steel tanks. No malolactic fermentation, to ensure the wines age well and retain the fresh, somewhat austere style that is one of the characteristics of Roederer wines. Oak aged reserve wines from the Estate's cellars make up 10% to 20% of the final Roederer Estate Cuvee. Finally, the wines are aged a minimum of two years on the yeast - En Tirage. This is a California Wine.
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