2013 Legacy LaRue's Brut Rosé
With a love for sparkling wine and the knowledge that our vineyard can produce beautiful fruit for sparkling wine production, we’re thrilled to share our inaugural LaRue’s Brut Rosé. This wine is vibrant pink in color with bright aromatics of fresh strawberries, peaches, cranberries and a subtle biscuit character. The palate is lively with fine bubbles and focused with red fruit and marzipan. This wine is ready to enliven any celebration.
Aged in neutral French oak for 10 months before bottling, we then allow the wine to mature on tirage lees for more than two years. This method creates a richness and complexity to the palate.
Consistently warm, dry summer days led to one of the earliest harvests in Stoller’s history, starting the first week of September for our sparkling wine. The Pinot Noir grapes intended for this wine were picked early to retain their natural acidity. As processing progressed, temperatures cooled and rain showers settled in, setting up a true “vintner’s vintage,” where meticulous sorting and attentive winemaking were essential. Despite these challenges, the 2013 Stoller vintage ultimately delivered pure, nuanced wines of exceptional quality.