2019 LaRue's Brut Rosé
The 2019 LaRue’s Brut Rosé marks the exciting addition of Pinot Meunier to the Stoller Family Estate sparkling program. The pale strawberry color hints toward the delicate flavors that await in the glass. Aromas of cranberry, rhubarb and wet stones accompany tons of fresh wild strawberries that hold true on the palate as well. Open a bottle with a meal or at your next moment of celebration!
The 2019 vintage was a return to a classic Oregon growing season. Bud break, bloom, lag phase, and harvest dates all fell within days of the 2013 and 2014 vintages. Our estate crop set on target with expected levels for all varieties. Moderate summer weather persisted, presenting very few heat spikes and delivering only one notable record-breaking day in June. Cool, wet weather arrived early in September, pushing ripening and delaying the harvest window. The conditions in late September and October returned to sunny days and brisk nights, allowing us to pick based on ripe fruit flavors and near-perfect natural acidity.