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%