Domaine de Broglie
Brut Rosé | Block H | Pommard Clone
The 2018 Brut Rosé is the first of its kind for Domaine de Broglie, and is comprised of Pommard Clone Pinot Noir grapes from Block H of our estate vineyard. The fruit was harvested early, and the juice spent only a few hours on the skins to give it a beautiful light pink hue. Early harvest allowed for lower sugar levels in the slightly underripe fruit and a higher acidity that brings a refreshing crispness. The Brut Rosé was bottled in January 2019 to begin secondary fermentation, and en tirage for 18 months, riddled, and finally disgorged in September 2020.
The 2018 Brut Rosé has an expansive nose with dominant notes of tropical citrus, grapefruit, and lemon peel, coupled with a nice trace of nuttiness. Bright flavors on the palate include classic "Brut" notes, pomegranate, grapefruit, and a trace of red fruit and strawberry. There is a wonderful tension between sparkling mouthfeel and acidity, with nut and bread on the finish.