Joie Plein de Vie Brut
Aromas of fresh strawberries carry through to the palate where a cranberry astringency cleans the vibrant fruit aromas. Sage notes give the wine a savoury, fresh dimension. Caution: goes down like juice.
Picked mid-August at 18o Brix, the Pinot Meunier juice soaked on skins for two days – much like our Re-Think Pink Rosé – then pressed off, settled and cool fermented to dryness. It was racked off of gross lees, blended, then stored in a combination of neutral barrels and cask as well as stainless steel barrels over the winter on fine lees. This extended lees contact adds texture and subtle oxidation in the absence of the long-term autolysis of method champagnoise. The wine was sterile filtered with a cross-flow filter and then a small dosage was added of 6g/L to balance the acidity. The wine was gently made pétillant to 30 psi in a pressurized tank to provide a delicate and persistent fine bubble.
The Plein de Vie Rosé was made in celebration of the opening of our tasting room and picnique area in 2015. Joie has always made bubble for family and friends, and in the pursuit of sharing the love, we made an accessible, fun, prosecco-style sparkling wine that is, of course, pink. Plein de Vie means 'full of life' and, indeed, you will be too when this easy yet sophisticated bubble, made from classic Champagne grapes is enjoyed in good company with good food.