Sparkling Blanc de Blancs Sonoma County

Sparkling Blanc de Blancs Sonoma County

Varietal Composition:  100% Pinot Blanc

The Vineyard:  The grapes used to make this Blanc de Blancs sparkling wine are all from the estate vineyard at Michel-Schlumberger located in the Dry Creek Valley of Sonoma County.

Vintage:  These grapes were picked in the 2014 vintage.  Moderate summer and fall temperatures  allowed the grapes to retain bright fruit flavors.

Harvest:        Average brix:  19.0        pH:  3.22        TA:  0.68 g/100ml

Fermentation:  Fermented in stainless steel tanks at cool temperatures to retain the fruit flavors.  No malo-lactic fermentation.  After fermentation, the wine was settled then blended into this cuvée.

Cooperage / Aging:  The cuvée was bottled with a dosage of special sparkling wine yeast and allowed to ferment in the bottle.  Aged for 12 months “on the yeast” in the bottle, the wine develops the classic rich texture and refined “sparkle” that comes from this “Methode Champenoise” technique.

Sensory Notes:  Color:  pale straw

                               Aromas:  delicate floral and white peach aromas

                                Palate:  round and creamy, with elegant flavors and well-balanced crispness.

Disgorging Date:  May 5, 2016                                                Cases Produced:  192

Final Technical Info:        pH:  3.20        TA:  0.61 g/100ml        Alc:  12.5%        Residual Sugar:  1.0%


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