I discovered the McBride Sisters through their winery, Truvée Wines and have blogged only rave reviews about them (Chardonnay & Red Blend and Truvée Rosé). Less than 2 years ago, they started a Reserve Wine Club called eco.love with wines all coming from New Zealand. This collection includes Pinot Noir, Riesling, Pinot Blanc and Rosé.
Being a part of the eco.love wine club is special. I was one of the first 250 exclusive members and my first shipment included a pair of wine glasses and a note from Robin and Andréa. Every bottle is absolute perfection and never ceases to amaze me.
Recently, the McBridge sisters announced the launch of their own Sparkling Brut Rosé. Excitement is an understatement for how I felt about this launch. Oh but wait…it got even better! As a Reserve Club member, we are sent samples before the official launch of any new variety. This meant that before Easter, I had 2 bottles sent to me just to try for myself. WHAT?!?!
I have to say I felt very generous in sharing these two bottles with friends and family. I could most definitely have just enjoyed an entire bottle on my own…it’s that fantastic! It has the perfect amount of effervescence, crispness and flavor. It’s being released in May and is under $20…yeah, it truly doesn’t get better than this!
From the McBride Sisters, “Aromatically this wine possesses gentle floral notes of rose petals, complimented by strawberries and cream, and bucket loads of freshly crushed red berries. This delicious Brut Rosé is delicately structured and generous. The red fruits carry through the palate, with cranberry, peach, strawberry, and raspberry notes taking center stage. There is a hint of toasty complexity, and some creamy richness from the lees leading into a dry finish with lingering hints of spice. With its beautiful salmon color and delicate bead, this Brut Rosé is sophisticated, crisp and refreshing.”
Do yourself a favor…go out and buy a bottle (or a case) of McBride Sisters…any variety will do! Better yet…go join their wine club and you won’t regret it!