This single site Brut Nature sparkling wine, with less than 3 g/L residual sugar, was bottled unfiltered. It is a wine that transparently speaks of a special place and a specific vintage, an expression inspired by my favorite Grower Champagnes.
Brilliant, light copper. Lively ripe peach and nectarine fruit with a sweet custard or cheese pastry backing. Hints of orange peel, and herbs mingle with the bright, fresh fruit. Energetic and intense. Texturally rich and savory with miso notes and saline acid that is resolved and well-integrated. Pure, dynamic, and finessed with a dry but quenching finish that is exceptionally flavorful and persistent. This wine is already showing the lightly autolytic character you would expect from a reserve wine that has aged much longer. This is the result of fermenting and aging the base wine on the lees for ten months in neutral oak barrels before tirage bottling.
Facts & Figures
- Varietal composition100% Blanc de Noir
- AppellationAnderson Valley
- Harvest DatesSeptember 18, 2019
- Release DatesSeptember 1, 2022
- Alcohol/PH/TA12.5% / 3.13 / 7.6 g/L
- CooperagesDamy and Taransaud