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This classic brut style sparkling wine is composed of even parts Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Approachable yet very complex and elegant. The palate’s initial impression is of red fruits which then turns into crisp citrus and honey notes. The finish is crisp and clean.
An early harvest date guaranteed the exceptional flavors and structure found in this refreshingly crisp classic sparkler. Specially selected Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes blend beautifully together to create the base wine for this Cuvee Brut. Using the traditional method, each bottle was hand riddled, aged on the lees for 2 years resulting in a luxurious sparkling wine with depth and character. This labor intensive process ensures a rich and complex palate with delicate bubbles.
Food pairing: Appetizers, Cheese, Desserts
|Grape:||Chardonnay and Pinot Noir|
|Harvest:||Sept 12-20, 2011|
|Alcohol by Volume:||12.5%|
|Disgorged Date:||March 2014|
|Vinification:||Méthode Champenoise, Cold Fermentation|
The grapes for this low-yield Select Late Harvest Chardonnay were hand picked from a single block of our Magdalena Vineyard. This complex, heady dessert wine fills the senses with orange blossom, honey and apricots that linger on the palate.
Typically, Chardonnay grapes are the first to be harvested in each vintage. Those grapes destined for the Select Late Harvest Chardonnay are allowed to hang on the vine for an additional 4-6 weeks. This long, slow ripening process, coupled with careful clonal selection, gives this Chardonnay rich, succulent flavors and robust sweetness.
Food Pairing: Cream-based Desserts, Cheesecake
|Grape:||100% Chardonnay (Estate grown and bottled)|
|Harvest:||November 1 - 5, 2009|
|Alcohol by Volume:||10.00%|
|Sugar at Harvest:||33.97%|
|Residual Sugar:||12.7 %|