Summer is Slipping Away, Start Your Weekend Right!

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If you’re located in a Northern Climate, you know that summer is fast disappearing.  In Minnesota, we are already seeing the first red leaves on the sumac bushes.  While we still have some nice weather, make sure you start your weekend properly.  We started ours with a nicely chilled bottle of sparkling Brut Rosé from Roederer Estate with speck wrapped honeydew melon chunks with ground cherries and caprese salad with tomatoes and basil from our garden.  What a treat to have really ripe honeydew from our Bossy Acres CSA box.  How long has it been since you’ve enjoyed a really ripe honeydew?

Labor Day weekend kickoff!

Weekend kickoff!

Roederer Estate Sparkling Brut Rosé ($24 on sale)
Louis Roederer is a French Champagne house, home of the very famous and expensive “Cristal”.  Years ago they bought land in Anderson Valley in California and established a U.S. sparkling wine house. Roederer Estate is the name of the U.S. brand, and they make some very nice sparkling wines in an attractive price range.  I particularly like their normal Brut, available for <$20 on sale.  I had not had the Brut Rosé before.

I would say this one didn’t impress me as much as the regular Brut, but you might like to try both and make up your own mind!
Eye: Bright orange color, plentiful supply of bubbles.
Nose: Rich yeasty aroma, reminiscent of many French Champagnes.
Mouth: Pleasant, it seemed a touch sweet to me.  Your results may vary.  That being said, I would not turn down a second glass if offered!

Roederer Estate Sparkling Brut Rosé  wine

Roederer Estate (California) Sparkling Brut Rosé

How do you like to start off your weekend?

6 Responses to “Summer is Slipping Away, Start Your Weekend Right!”
  1. talkavino says:

    Love your pictures 🙂 Sorry, I usually try to make more meaningful comments, but couldn’t resist 🙂

  2. Beautiful . . . photos, food and wine! Salud!

  3. What was it bout the rosé that did not meet the quality of the Brut? Was it just the sweetness?

    • A bit sweeter and a touch more fullness, maybe? I still have lots to learn and lots more sparkling wines to drink, but so far, Brut Rosés have not been my favorites. I won’t give up though!

  4. Duff's Wines says:

    You’ve made my weekend for giving me our après-work menu: Caprese and bubbly. Thanks. And, echoing commens above, photos fantastic.

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