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NV Folktale Sparkling Rosé
80% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay
Brilliant rose gold in color, the Rosé Brut sparkling wine opens with soft notes of watermelon, kiwi and a beautiful yeasty quality that invites you in. The palate is elegant, with cherry, floral, and a creamy texture that has a bright finish.
Folktale sparkling wine begins in the vineyard, early. Grapes for sparkling wine have to be picked at a lower sugar level than for our still wines, so we tend to harvest 3 weeks before we begin picking fruit for our still wines. For our first bottling of sparkling wine, we envisioned a wine that was bright, fun to drink, and food friendly. After the wine finished its primary fermentation, we put the blend together in a stainless steel tank and kicked off the secondary fermentation in tank, allowing the wine to gain its effervescence before bottling. We targeted a softer, less aggressive style that was more like the texture of a prosseco or frizzante wine – perfect for a sunny day in Carmel Valley.
Best to Drink: Now through 2024
500 cases produced