The tasting notes say it all! “A luxuriously silky-smooth mouthfeel is the crowning glory of this sparkling wine masterclass” Caraccioli Cellars 2006 Brut Rosé has been crowned the Best USA Rosé in the 2014 Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships.
Of the 650 entries, gold medal wines competed for trophies where the Caraccioli Cellars 2006 Brut Rosé was awarded the Best USA Rosé World Champion Winner. Previous gold medal winner Caraccioli Cellars 2007 Brut Rosé was also in the running for this prestigious award.
A panel that specializes in champagne and sparkling wine judged this wine competition that is the only global competition in which every judge agrees on all the medals awarded.
The tasting notes of the Caraccioli Cellars 2006 Brut Rosé stated, “Such an elegant, pale peach rosé, with refined aromas of apricot-tart, vanilla and fleeting notes of charred oak, all of which are beautifully mirrored on the palate, where we also find the developed, yet deliciously fresh, yeast-complexed red fruits, lovely acidity and a nigh on perfect mousse. The result in an impressive linear persistency without much weight at all. A luxuriously silky-smooth mouthfeel is the crowning glory of this sparkling wine masterclass.” (Tasting notes: 2014 Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships.)
“Being awarded the Best Rosé in the United States is a huge honor. We were excited to bring home the gold medals during the initial process,” states Scott Caraccioli, VP of Marketing, “but now we are ecstatic to have these top tier judges be so pleased with our vintages.”
Founded in 2006, Caraccioli Cellars aims to deliver the highest quality wines through top-tier grapes from the Santa Lucia Highlands. Striving to highlight the quality of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes by developing fruit centric old world style still and sparkle varietals. To taste the Brut Cuvée Brut Rosé as well as the still wines, visit the Caraccioli Cellars tasting room on Dolores between Ocean and Seventh in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA. http://www.caracciolicellars.com