Rosés whether still or sparkling make me giddy. From the south of France to Champagne to California, there isn't a pink wine I don't want to try. Scratch that. No White Zin. Unfortunately, this psychological game is still the uphill battle rosé has to fight. But the good news is, it gets better every year. Thankfully, far less people screw their nose and give me stink eye in a bar these days than used to. People are catching on to the magic of rosé, and yours truly breathes a sigh of relief. My preaching soapbox was getting rickety.
Like my motto for all Champagne & sparkling wine, I don't believe you need a special reason or a celebration to pull out this beauty. Perfectly fabulous in both color and character, the Cuvée de Pompadour is the reason! Unbeatable for a spring afternoon or a Sunday brunch, this should be on your must try list for 2014.
Domaine Carneros Brut Rosé Cuvée de Pompadour: Vibrant & fresh notes of strawberries, cherries, peaches, lemon, & minerality. Beautifully balanced, which is to be expected from the house of Tattinger. My loyalty to them and Domaine Carneros remains steadfast. Pair with fruit & yogurt parfaits, light summer salads, and grilled salmon.