2017 Goldeneye Anderson Valley Brut Rosé Sparkling Wine
Anderson Valley has earned acclaim for the complexity and distinctiveness of its sparkling wines. Made from our very best blocks of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, our vibrant and alluring Goldeneye Brut Rosé captures the rich diversity of our estate program, offering vivid layers of blood orange, honeydew and hazelnut flavors.
Varietal Composition: 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay; Oak Profile & Aging: 100% neutral French oak barrel fermentation; Barrel aged for 8 months; Tirage aged for 24 months
This dazzling sparkling wine begins with layered aromas of orange marmalade and freshly baked biscuits, as well as notes of summer strawberry and cherry. On the palate, an elegant balance between the wine’s rich, supple texture and racy acidity provides a lovely framework for the vibrant citrus and berry flavors, with hints of brioche, baking spices and lemon zest lingering on the graceful finish.
The 2017 season began with plentiful rains that resulted in healthy vines and an excellent crop. After ideal temperate weather throughout the summer, a significant September heat spell ushered in a brisk start to harvest. A return to normal temperatures, combined with thoughtful irrigation, slowed the pace and allowed us to continue picking each site at optimal levels of ripeness. The grapes arrived at our winery in exceptional condition, resulting in complex wines that embody the rustic elegance of great Anderson Valley winemaking.
0.75 g/ 100 ml
10% malolactic fermentation on select Chardonnay barrels