Earlier this season, I kicked off the summer with a little blog post series I like to call “What’s my favorite Rosé?” It’s a part-informative, part-self indulgent series that (thankfully) many of you have requested. Late June, I introduced you to the delectable wine by Mathilde Chapoutier and promised to post more about this season’s best rosés. I take my promises very seriously. So seriously, in fact, that I have taken it upon myself to sample as many rosés I can get my hands on. I know, it’s a tough life. So without further ado, I present to you my second pick for the Summer’s best rosé: Sofia Brut Rosé.
A brut rosé, you say?! Oh yes indeed, my friends. It’s got all the pretty staples of a rosé, with the bubbly decadence of a brut. Named for Sofia Coppola of the Francis Ford Coppola Winery and member of Hollywood royalty, the wine is wonderfully complex. Spiced berry accents are laced with tea leaves and cloves. The fruity flavors of tart red currants, pomegranate, strawberries, and peaches delightfully linger on the tongue, giving the an almost sweet honey aftertaste. “This 2016 Sofia Brut Rosé is styled after my favorite sparkling Rosés of Loire and Alsace in France,” says Sofia Coppola. “I spend a lot of time in France and have always loved sparkling rosé so am happy to add this to the line.”
On top of the excellent quality of the wine, the presentation itself is impeccable and perfect for a hostess gift or sophisticated beach dwelling. Unusually, the Sofia Brut Rosé comes in two options: bottled or canned. The 750ml bottles are wrapped in clear cellophane, in prime display of the gorgeous bottle. The cans are single servings and come equipped with straws. Seriously, the cans are pure genius.
There it is, my second pick for the summer’s best rosé. Make sure to pick up a case (or two) of this delectable bubbly and let me know how you plan to enjoy it during the warm weather. On a final note, I have yet to taste a Francis Ford Coppola Winery product I do not love. They’re always a sure bet for a fabulous glass of wine! Cheers, friends!