L'Ermitage Brut Rose 2009 with Gift Box
Smoked salmon canapés. Lump crab cakes. Bone in pork shoulder braised in Champagne vinegar with cumin, coriander and mustard seed. Strawberry tarts. What could possibly be the perfect pairing for each of these dishes? L'Ermitage Brut Rose 2009. It's crisp and delicious and will definitely do you.
Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate: "The 2009 L'Ermitage Brut Rosé, disgorged in February of 2017 and made with about 10 grams per liter dosage, has a pale salmon-pink color and aromas just beginning to segue from red berry and peachy fruit to notes of caramel, mushroom and pastry. The medium-bodied palate slowly opens to bright citrus flavors with energetic mousse and a long, bright, juicy finish. It's drinking well now but should continue to age well in bottle. Drink date 2020-2027." Sept 2020
Winery: "Roederer Estate wines are made with juice from just the cuvée, i.e. the first pressing of the grapes; no première or deuxième taille is used. The concept of the vintage L’Ermitage is the same one that is used in Champagne: Only the best of the vintage is selected. These are exceptional wines that create a noble (special) blend, which allows for longer aging and produces a fine wine with elegance and finesse. Four members of the blending team include winemakers from Champagne Louis Roederer and Roederer Estate, together totaling over 130 years of experience with Roederer. The rosé blend is crafted using a small fraction of red wine, from Pinot Noir grown on the Estate, especially made for this purpose using Burgundian maceration technique that allows skin contact to extract color and aromas. This red wine brings delicate berry flavors and a nice color to further extend the L’Ermitage smoothness and subtleties - allowing for a unique tasting experience.
Very delicate salmon colors are the trademark of the L’Ermitage Rosé. The aromatics are of peach pie and clove spices. Mouthfeel is full of energy with bright acid and cranberry notes, a mid-palate width brought by the pinot noir and the creaminess from the 7 years of aging on the yeasts. The finish is long and delicate with layers of fruit and spices."
|Varietal||50.2% Chardonnay, 49.8% Pinot Noir|
|Region||Anderson Valley, California|