The 2019 vintage was a bit warmer so the fruit tones in this wine are beautifully pronounced and lush. Ripe raspberry on the nose and palate are accompanied by notes of lemon meringue pie filling, passion fruit and sliced brioche sizzled in butter. The acidity on this wine is zippy and balanced.
100% Grenache. This Sparkling Grenache was created using the Méthode Champenoise, which is the traditional method of making Champagne and other sparkling wines.
The grapes were hand harvested in the early morning hours and kept extremely cold. Once in the winery, they were pressed directly off the skins, giving the juice a barely blush color. The juice went to a stainless-steel tank, where it slowly fermented over 23 days at about 57 degrees. After fermentation and settling, the wine was bottled with a small amount of yeast and sugar to induce secondary fermentation. This process took about 10 months. After this, the bottles were riddled to bring the lees and sediment to the neck of the bottle. The necks were then frozen, and the lees were disgorged from the bottles. Finally, the bottles were topped up, a “dosage” was added, and the final corks and wire hoods were put into place.
Food Pairing Notes
All of our sparkling wines pair beautifully with food and while this is no exception, I personally tend to enjoy this one on its own most often. This wine is balanced enough and pretty enough to not need the accompaniment of food but will also pair nicely with anything from scallops in beurre blanc to smoked salmon blinis to panna cotta with raspberry coulis.
185 cases made