KORBEL Rouge

lightness & brightness

The flavors are of black cherries, plums and cola, along with an earthy note, sometimes referred to as “forest floor.” The wine has a lightness and brightness which is enhanced by the natural carbonation, yet the cuvée has a depth of flavor, which is a hallmark of fine Pinot Noirs.

Paul Ahvenainen
KORBEL Director of Winemaking

Tasting Notes

Appellation

Sonoma County

Fermentation

Stainless-steel fermentation, partially barrel aged

Composition

Pinot Noir

Acid / pH

6.2 grams per liter / 3.40

Alcohol

13.0%

Dosage

1%

Winemaking

The red grapes used for KORBEL Rouge California Champagne are crushed into stainless-steel holding tanks where they are fermented for a week or more on the skins. The juice in the tank is pumped over the skins several times daily to extract the color and flavors. After fermentation, the skins are pressed and the new wine is aged in stainless-steel tanks and oak barrels. Finally, the classic méthode champenoise process is used to make the red wine into KORBEL Rouge California Champagne.

Korbel Rouge

KORBEL Rouge

A true sparkling red wine, KORBEL Rouge is a medium-dry California champagne made from Russian River Valley Pinot Noir grapes. It has a distinctive color, with intense aromas and flavors of black cherry, strawberry and plum. The rich berries blend nicely with bright tannins and earthy herbal characters.

Enjoy with

Pasta in red sauce, grilled meats, sun-dried tomato dishes

Available sizes

  • 750ml

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