Gran Moraine Winery NV Brut Rosé, Yamhill-Carlton, $55

By on April 30, 2020
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One of the jewels in the Jackson Family Wines portfolio within the Willamette Valley, the Gran Moraine estate vines for this methode Champenoise approach with Chardonnay (57%) and Pinot Noir date back to 2005 on this site west of Carlton, Ore. Internationally trained winemaker Shane Moore, a product of Washington State University’s viticulture and enology program, oversaw this complex dry brut rosé that early on reflects its 24 months en tirage, nearly half of that in neutral French oak barrels, prior to disgorgement in spring 2019. It’s light golden color offers an enticing nose of cotton candy and pineapple upsidedown cake that are carried up by a wealth of fine bubbles. The mouthfilling mousse brings a stream of starfruit, white peach and blood orange.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 400 cases

Alcohol: 12.5%

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