The 2007 Brut Rosé is the most vivid and bold of our Sparklings, both in terms of flavor and color. Made mostly from Pinot Noir, the 2007 vintage is bright, full, quite dry with a soft, almost creamy mouthfeel. The gorgeous color comes from letting the Pinot Noir sit on the skins. This vintage is aged four plus years en tirage. Hand harvested in the chill of early morning our Pinot Noir grapes are de-stemmed into stainless steel tanks where they are cold-soaked (using dry ice) for seven days. We blend in steely Chardonnay to add a firm acid backbone. After pressing the juice slowly ferments in stainless steel tanks at 62° to 65° f retaining the bright fresh Pinot Noir fruit tones. The dosage for the 2007 Brut Rosé is a 22 ml of special Bland de Blancs Lex (a syrup made of 2 ml sugar and 20 ml pre-second fermentation Chardonnay).