Vickery Park Pinot Noir Brut Rosé is a new offering from the same team behind the successful Griffith Park line of sparkling wines. At first, I thought they had a thing for parks, but then it was explained that Vickery Park is not an actually park. Instead it is a combination of part of the names of a few people from the family that runs the company. With that knowledge in hand, I picked up this bottle from Trader Joe’s for $9 and got to drinking.
The Vickery Park Pinot Noir Brut Rosé is made, as the name would suggest, from Pinot Noir and nothing but Pinot Noir. The grapes, and the traditional méthode champenoise used to produce the wine, are both 100% French. After bottling, the wine ages for a minimum of 9 months. This leads to a wine with a strong berry essence that shines through in both the nose and the flavor.
I did enjoy the Vickery Park Pinot Noir Brut Rosé, but then again, I have always been a sucker for Rosé. I will be grabbing another bottle from Trader Joe’s, and if you’re looking to try a new Rosé next time you’re there, I recommend you spend the $9 and give this one a try.