Stylistically, Mirabelle Brut resembles some of its French cousins with its elegant, toasty aroma which leads into crisp and complex flavors on the palate. It is impossible to mistake Mirabelle's Northern California heritage - the freshness mid-palate continues through to the finish. Mirabelle Brut is a unique blend of hand-harvested bunches of Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino county Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Schramsberg "Mirabelle" Brut NV Reviews
"Schramsberg gets the most credit for its vintage wines, and we adored those. But the non-vintage Mirabelle cuvée was a pleasant surprise this year, a blend of vintages from 2004 to 2001. With 55 percent Chardonnay, there’s ripe pear and apple, but the Pinot Noir brings out squeezed orange and clean cranberry, with spun sugar overtones. It’s vibrant and just tangy enough to have an edge, thanks to those older reserve wines." - San Francisco Cronicle
Schramsberg "Mirabelle" Brut NV Tasting Notes
The non-vintage Mirabelle combines the bright, vibrant fruit of the 2002 vintage with the equally dynamic wines of vintages past. Complete with a green apple and jasmine fragrance, filled out by tropical fruit notes, the aromas merrily greet you from the glass. The bright citrus entry on the palate gives way to subtle honey and caramel, with just a hint of fresh cream to balance the zesty acid. Mirabelle, as ever, demonstrates the illustrious combination of yesterday and today, with age enhancing youth and freshness complimenting the more complex characters.
Schramsberg "Mirabelle" Brut NV Pairings
Mirabelle Brut works well as a dry apéritif and is also well-suited as an accompaniment to a broad range of foods, including oysters on the half shell, sushi, baked halibut, cheeses and cream-based pasta dishes.