Lively aromas of honeyed lemon and apricot, which gracefully lead to nuances of exotic flowers and persimmon. The palate offers crisp and tart flavors of green apple and lime rind, with a long, lingering spicy finish.
The Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes for this Blanc de Noirs were sourced from Sonoma County. After the wine was bottled with a small addition of sugar and yeast, it spent 8-months "en Tirage" -- French for "in pulling", refers to the period of time in which bottled sparkling wine is rested in contact with lees generated during secondary fermentation. In July, 2015, only 144 cases 12/750mL were disgorged (removal of yeasts) and finally corked with a small dosage of sugar to balance out it's bright acidity.
The youthful fruit character of the wine will mellow and soften with proper cellaring, and will be delicious for a couple of decades to come. This Blanc de Noirs is particularly well-suited to serve with soft and aged cheeses, fish dishes, or pork tenderloin with fresh rosemary and lemon thyme.
pH: 3.12 / TA: 9 g/L
RS: 1.1 g/100mL