Domaine Carneros
Brut Rosé Carneros Cuvée de la Pompadour NV


United States




Napa Valley


Lush and festive, with crisp strawberry and apple flavors, this features gingerbread and spice notes that roll along the vibrant finish. Drink now. 5,500 cases made.

In 2001, Alta Vista became the first Argentine winery to produce single vineyard wines. Alta Vista developed its Terroir Management® system for wine growing and winemaking, wherein grapes grown in distinctive sites expressthe true characteristics of each vineyard through distinctive wines. These vineyards, located in Luján de Cuyo, were planted in 1935. This terroir has great thermal amplitude and there is almost no risk of frost. The climate is dry and soil is clay-loam, deep with pebbles 13 feet from the surface. Irrigation is traditional, with water from the Andes Mountains and groundwater. he selection massale vines are simple Guyot pruned and produce medium-sized clusters, with loose and fine grains.

60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay
More than 250 years ago, Louis XV’s great paramour, Madame de la Pompadour, famously introduced sparkling wine to the court at Versailles. She declared it “the only wine that a woman can drink and remain beautiful,” and today Domaine Carneros’ Pompadour Brut Rosé is named in her honor. Domaine Carneros harvests estate-grown, green certified Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes from its vineyards in Carneros to craft small quantities of this beautifully balanced Brut Rosé. The Pinot Noir juice spends several days in contact with the grape skins in order to extract the lovely color and flavor components. In some years a small amount of estate Pinot Noir wine is added to adjust the color when needed.
18 months in bottle sur lie.
The wine’s aroma, delivered on a delicate mousse, hints of strawberry, tangerine, orange blossom, marmalade, and potpourri. The palate displays peach, apricot, watermelon and a touch of underlining honey for a soft, delicate mouthfeel and a smooth, long finish. Despite its color, it is a true Brut – as dry as our other wines.
Exceedingly food-friendly, pairs well with salmon, and fresh berries.
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