One of my 2 Lads wine club shipments – the 15% off list price more than covers shipping costs!
I actually tasted this about a month ago but am just now getting around to typing these notes up. This is 100% Oregon fruit – the 2014 harvest of Pinot Noir was wiped out by bad weather in northern Michigan.
2 Lads Sparkling Rosé Brut (2014) – $26
Color: a nice pink rose-petal hue.
Aroma: fruity, just a little yeasty/bready character.
Taste: light, with a good clean finish that lingers nicely. Good berry fruit with a brisk Brut character, round through the palate, and very satisfying. Excellent with pizza!
I’m a big fan of rosé bubblies – I prefer them to white most of the time, in fact. There’s just so much more you can do when you start with Pinot Noir and a little time on the skin. This is certainly no exception to my rule – the best sparkling rosé I’ve had in the US, barring Gruet. Recommended.