More than 250 years ago, Louis XV’s great paramour, Madame de la Pompadour, famously introduced sparkling wine to the court at Versailles. She declared it “the only wine that a woman can drink and remain beautiful,” and today Domaine Carneros’ Pompadour Brut Rosé is named in her honor.

Domaine Carneros harvests estate-grown, green certified Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes from its vineyards in Carneros to craft small quantities of this beautifully balanced Brut Rosé. The Pinot Noir juice spends several days in contact with the grape skins in order to extract the lovely color and flavor components. In some years a small amount of estate Pinot Noir wine is added to adjust the color when needed.

Tasting Note

The wine’s aroma, delivered on a delicate mousse, hints of strawberry, tangerine, orange blossom, marmalade, and potpourri. The palate displays peach, apricot, watermelon and a touch of underlining honey for a soft, delicate mouthfeel and a smooth, long finish. Despite its color, it is a true Brut – as dry as our other wines.

Food Pairing

Exceedingly food-friendly, pairs well with salmon, and fresh berries.

Technical Data
GRAPES: 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay
PH: 3.1
ACIDITY: 0.77g/100ml
ABV: 12%
DOSAGE: 0.9%
AGING: 18 months in bottle sur lie
Unique Selling Points
  • A balanced, food-friendly sparkling Rosé made from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay
  • Named after Madame de la Pompadour, the paramour of French King Louis XV
  • The wine is dry, not sweet—a true sparkling Brut.

About the Grape

Though it has a distinctive profile, Chardonnay reflects other factors such as soil composition and vinification technique. Chardonnay is a reliable, hardy and prolific vine whose only real vulnerabilities are frost and uneven development of fruit.
Pinot Noir
In France, makes a silky, deceptively powerful wine of elegant, complex aromas and subtle, red fruit flavors, with earthy, floral, mushroom and mineral notes. In California, shows ripe, sweet characters.
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