Review: NV Louis Pommery Brut Rose California
While the Pommery name is most closely associated with Champagne, a few years ago the brand expanded to the states under the Louis Pommery name, using California grapes to make a more New World style of wine. It’s made from 76% chardonnay and 24% pinot noir grapes according to the methode champenoise principles.
Fruity but floral on the attack, the wine mixes strawberries and orange blossoms, with sweet almond and nougat notes developing with time. It’s a simpler, sweeter wine than its Brut indication would suggest, but the fresh and summery finish will raise no complaints this summer.
B+ / $27 / champagnepommery.com