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Domaine Carneros Cuvée de la Pompadour Brut Rosétext
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Domaine Carneros Cuvée de la Pompadour Brut Rosé NV

Carneros, Napa Valley, California, United StatesMadame de Pompadour (mistress to Louis XV) is credited with introducing Champagne to the court at Versailles and the inspiration for the Brut Rosé Cuvée de la Pompadour. This NV bottle blends organic, estate grown pinot noir (58%) and chardonnay (42%), with some days on skins for the pinot imbuing the deep peach / blush hue. This spent 18 months on lees in bottle, before a disgorgement of 9 g/L. Earthy raspberry, strawberry, is laced with tight red currants, and lit with a fine cranberry acidity, offsetting the creamy palate. The sweeties finish sticks with sugared cranberries and a light dusting of spice. An easy Cali choice for a wide-ranging crowd.Tasted: 26 October 2021Tasted by: Prices: BC 52.99 BCLS AB 49.95 select private retailers Producer: Domaine CarnerosDistributors: Pacific Wine & Spirits Inc.
Blend: Pinot Noir - ChardonnayCSPC: 11353UPC: 084692510542