Sparkling Rosé

Aldi Specially Selected Cremant de Bordeaux Brut Rosé

The Aldi Specially Selected Cremant de Bordeaux Brut Rosé is a $11.99 Aldi import exclusive. The Aldi Specially Selected brand includes at least 55 wines in Europe, my local Ald’s never had more than 5 or 6. They had Cremant wines from France’s (8) Cremant AOP areas. Cremant translates to “creamy” but it stands for…

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Amuse Bouche Pet-Nat 2022

The Amuse Bouche Pet-Nat 2022 is a $11.99 Trader Joe’s wine made for them by Pierre and Antonin who produce natural wines in the Languedoc region of France. Pet-Nat is short for Pétillant Naturel which is a very old method of producing Sparkling wine. It is also called the Ancestral Method. A simple explanation of…

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Trader Joe’s Platinum Reserve Sonoma County Brut Rosé

The Trader Joe’s Platinum Reserve Sonoma County Brut Rosé is a $14.99 Trader Joe’s exclusive produced for them by Rack and Riddle from Sonoma, California. Rack and Riddle is a custom Sparkling wine producer making Bubbly in the Traditional Method (Champagne-style). The Trader Joe’s Platinum Reserve Sonoma County Brut Rosé is mostly Pinot Noir and…

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Gruet Sauvage Rosé Bubbly

The Gruet Sauvage Rosé Bubbly is 100% Pinot Noir produced from grapes grown in New Mexico, Washington, and California. The Sauvage is a French word meaning wild and free, outside of modern society, something in its natural state. This Bubbly is a no dosage Sparkling wine. The dosage is typically the last production detail performed…

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Domaine Jean Bousquet Brut Rose

The Domaine Jean Bousquet Brut Rose is a non-vintage Sparkling wine, 95% Pinot Noir and 25% Chardonnay sourced from Estate vineyards in the foothills of the Tupungato Mountain in the Uco Valley of Mendoza in Argentina. Tupungato is one of the tallest mountains in the Americas, and the vineyards are situated at 4,000 feet. Domaine…

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La Burgondie Brut Rosé

The La Burgondie Brut Rosé is an $11.99 Trader Joe’s import Sparkling wine made in the Traditional Method with grapes farmed in the Burgundy region of France. This is a Cremant which is French for Sparkling wine or Bubbly. The grapes used in this Cremant are 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Gamay. If you are…

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Kingsley Sparkling Brut Rose’

The Story The Kingsley Sparkling Brut Rose‘ is a $6.99 Trader Joe’s Sparkling wine made in the Traditional Method by Rack and Riddle. That is all I know about this Bubbly, but that might be enough. The first thing to note is that $6.99 for a Traditional Method Sparkling wine is crazy cheap. The Traditional…

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Mumm Napa Brut Rose’

The Story The Mumm Napa Brut Rose’ is a blend of 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay sourced from as many as 50 different vineyards (depending on the vintage) in the Napa Valley AVA. Mumm Napa started in the early 1970s is the California project of GH Mumm founded 150 years earlier in Champagne, France. Mumm…

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Mionetto Rose’ Extra Dry

The Mionetto Rose’ Extra Dry is a proprietary blend of red grapes sourced from vineyards in both the Veneto and Trentino grape growing regions in northern Italy. Mionetto (founded in 1887) is well-known as a producer of Prosecco, but the Rose’ Extra Dry is not a Prosecco. A Prosecco is a very specific thing, it is…

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Flama D’Or Cava Rose’ Brut

The Flama D’Or Cava Rose’ Brut is produced with the Trepat grape grown in vineyards near the town of Sant Sadurní d’Anoia in the Province of Catalonia (major city is Barcelona) in northeast Spain, this is where Cava comes from. Flama D’Or is part of Castell D’Or a group of 9 wine communes covering different sections of…

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Tarantas Sparkling Rose’

The Tarantas Sparkling Rose’ is 100% Bobal grape grown in certified organic vineyards near the town of Valencia in the Utiel-Requena DO near the Mediterranean Ocean in western Spain. Bobal is the 2nd most planted Red grape in Spain (behind Tempranillo) and until recently was used for producing inexpensive, everyday jug wine. Tarantas is the oldest all…

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BioKult Rosé Secco 2015

The Biokult Rosé Secco 2015 is a sparkling, certified organic 100% rosé of Pinot Noir from Österreich (Austria) that’s a fun yet beautiful cotton candy pink in your glass and smells like fresh strawberry cupcakes. A crisp, effervescent sip reveals a sexy full body and fills your mouth with tart red fruit that has been…

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Sequin (Delicately Bubbled) Rose’ 2012

The 2012 Sequin (Delicately Bubbled) Rose’ is made from Syrah grapes sourced from vineyards in more than one California grape growing AVA. A Rose’ is a wine made from Red grapes using White wine production techniques, it is not quite that simple, but that is the basic idea. The color is in-between Red wine and…

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Anna De Codorniu Rose’ Brut Cava

Here is a cheat sheet for the making of Italian, Spanish and French Bubbly, Cava, Prosecco or Spumante: In Italy, Bubbly, be it Prosecco or Spumante, is usually produced using the Charmat Method. With the Charmat method (this is where the bubbles are introduced), the fermented wine is placed in huge pressurized vats, this is…

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Secco Italian Bubbles Rose’ 2011

The 2011 Secco (translates to dry) Italian Bubbles Rose’ Brut is a Sparkling wine sourced from vineyards in Veneto, Italy consisting of 80% Raboso Piave and 20% Pinot Noir. Raboso Piave is a grape indigenous to Veneto and by law must make up at least 70% of the blend.  Secco Italian Bubbles is a project…

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Scarpetta Timido Brut Rose’

The Scarpetta Timido Vino Spumante Brut Rose’ 3rd Edition is 60% Franconia (also known as Limberger) and 40% Pinot Nero (Italy’s version of Pinot Noir) sourced from a vineyard in the Colli Orientali del Friuli sub region of the Friuli Venezia Giulia grape growing region of Italy. Scarpetta translates to taking a piece of bread…

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Jaume Serra Cristalino Brut Rose’ Cava

The Jaume Serra Cristalino Brut Rose’ Cava is a different take on Spanish Cava, instead of the usual combination of Xarel.Lo, Macabeo and Parellada, this Brut Rose’ is 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Trepat, an indigenous Spanish Red grape that is mainly used in Rose’ blends. The grapes are purchased from the Cellars de Can…

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