Region:Margaret River Grape:Chardonnay, Pinot Noir First Glance: Aromatic and complex rose sparkler
Idee Fixe is famed Margaret River producer Vasse Felix's sparkling wine project, and may just be the most substantial sparkler out of WA!
The Brut Rose is made from much the same principles as the Blanc de Blancs, but with 9% Pinot Noir red wine blended in with the Chardonnay grown in Kerridale. A minimum of 24 months on lees before release, and a modest 5.2g/L dosage. Bright, intricately complex and utterly food-friendly sparkler.
We could never hope to out-write the lyricists at Idee Fixe, so we'll let them give you the brief:
"An elegant Rose of vibrant, light-salmon hues. At the first pour, a distinct gunsmoke scent drifts away to reveal floral layers of pink and orange roses, exotic Western Australian Brown Boronia and wild strawberries. Brut Rosé dances along the palate with accents of pomegranate, mandarin, freshly gathered raspberry and pink peppercorn, espoused by a confident, refined mousse. A touch of Kaffir Lime zest and subtle French oak completes the refreshingly poised finish."