Full Review

R. Stuart

R. Stuart
NV Rosé d’Or Sparkling, Willamette Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Brut Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: .6%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$50
Cellar Selection

R. Stuart
NV Rosé d’Or Sparkling, Willamette Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Brut Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: .6%
Pale amber color. Aromas of cherry mostarda, melon, lemon curd, and geranium with a satiny, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, captivating, medium-long lingonberry tart, candied citrus peel, pressed flowers, and herbs finish with crunchy tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A robust and character rich rose sparkler that will be fun to pair with.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: cherry mostarda, melon, lemon curd, and geranium
Taste Flavor: lingonberry tart, candied citrus peel, pressed flowers, and herbs
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Duck L’Orange, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A robust and character rich rose sparkler that will be fun to pair with.

The Producer

R. Stuart & Co.

The Producer
845 NE 5th St
Mcminnville, OR 97128
USA
1 503-472-6990

Brut Rose

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Serve in a Champagne Flute
Although Rosé Champagne accounts for little more than 10% of overall Champagne production, it is arguably the trendiest style of Champagne. While a definition of Rosé Champagne (all are made in a Brut style with lower dosage) is difficult, what every rosé Champagne has in common is its color, ranging from pale salmon and copper to bright pink.

Rosé Champagnes are made by one of two processes: either assemblage, where still red wine is added to the Champagne or by the saignée (literally “bleeding”) where the color of the Champagne is derived from skin contact. Rosés can be made from 100% red grapes –Pinot Noir and/or Pinot Meunier or can even be primarily Chardonnay; thus there are many different styles. As red grapes add more weight to the wine, rosé Champagnes are better suited to pairing with meat and game.