Schramsberg Brut Rosé Mirabelle- 93 point sparkler for under $20

December 12, 2010 Special Occasions  No comments

Schramsberg Brut Rose Mirabelle bottleSchramsberg is arguably the premier sparkling wine producer in the United States, and with their Mirabelle label, they produce value priced non-vintage wine that is consistently great.  Robert Parker recently tweeted:

“excellent value in a high class rose sparkling wine?-check-out Schramsberg non-vintage Mirabelle Brut rose-about $25…damn tasty juice…”

I have to agree with Parker on all but one part of his tweet: the price.  LA Wine Co. has this wine for $18.95.  This is a perfect example of a rosé with a beautiful pink color and bright berry scents on the nose.  On the palate it’s broad and full with toasty vanilla from the Chardonnay and a focused minerality with raspberry flavors from the 48% Pinot Noir component.  Speaking of Pinot, some of the red grapes were fermented with the skin on contributing to the color and the slight tannin that differentiates this from a standard sparkling wine.

In addition to the raves from RP, Wine Spectator gave this rosé 93 points, further confirming its value.  Enjoy it for the holidays or enjoy it tomorrow.  You don’t need an excuse to drink sparkling wine!

Buy Here: Schramsberg Mirabelle Brut Rosé $18.95

Wine Spectator 93 points

“A rosé with serious intentions, it has a delicate pink hue and floral aromas of strawberry and spicy yeast rolls. The flavors show good focus, offering raspberry, Gala apple, ginger and fig flavors. Drink now through 2012.”

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