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California Brut Rosé AVS- Ad Victoriam Sabrage - Vineyard 36

California Brut RoséAVS- Ad Victoriam Sabrage


“Sabrage” is a technique for opening a champagne bottle with a saber, used for ceremonial occasions. The wielder slides the saber along the body of the bottle to break the top of the neck away, leaving the neck of the bottle open and ready to pour.

This began back during the French Revolution in 1789. Once Napoleon took power, he led his team in several wars across Europe and they won virtually all of them. Legend has it that during the Revolution, as the victorious soldiers of Napoleon’s army rode back home on horseback, people would throw bottles of champagne to them to celebrate. Rather than unwrapping foil or manually popping out the cork, one soldier successfully sabered his own bottle of champagne. Others followed his lead and so the tradition was born.

We honor this tradition and created the “AVS” Methode Champenoise, a California Brut Rosé, made to celebrate life’s great occasions and wonderful victories. The label we chose commemorates the many great victories of Tim and Cam, with hockey skate marks throughout the design to represent their own battlefields, just like those Napoleon many years before.

Created for celebrations, champions, commemorations or commiserations. Our Brut Rose is for every occasion worth remembering.

“Ad Victoriam Sabrage”

  • Blend86% Pinot Noir ; 14% Chardonnay
  • AppellationCalifornia
  • Release DateMay 22, 2020
  • Harvest DateTirage bottled: June 2019
  • Alcohol12.43%
  • PH3.14