Wölffer Noblesse Oblige Sparkling Rose 2016
|Region||United States, New York, The Hamptons, Long Island|
The color is a brilliantly shiny salmon and orange hue. The mousse is absolutely stunning, a firework of tiny bubbles. The aroma is elegant yet rich with hints of fresh strawberries, peaches, rose petals, beautiful creamy yeast and a fine toast. The mouth-feel is incredible vibrant with classic mousse and a wonderful rich mid pallet. Ripe fruit, intense acidity and creamy yeast are in a perfect lineup and the finish is long, sophisticated and bone dry - a classic Extra Brut. Noblesse Oblige pairs well with caviar, oysters and any other fresh shellfish. It refreshes the palate between bites of buttery or creamy dishes, and meets the richness of smoked salmon and robust cheeses. It also pairs remarkably well with meaty main course staples and, of course, makes a lovely toast!
The color of this bubbly is more copper-gold than rose, and the flavors taste more like an old white than the red fruits typical of rosé. But the toast, hazelnut and smoke flavors have appeal, and the mousse is fine. Drink now.