This wine is beautiful in the glass with its berry hued pink color. The aromas are of fresh picked strawberry, blackberry and lemon zest. The palate is delicate and light and bursting with flavor. This will be a wine you won't want to stop drinking and it will pair beautifully with citrus and fennel grilled shrimp salad, or my personal favorite, lemon cheesecake with a berry coulis.
100% Syrah, created using the Méthode Champenoise, which is the traditional method of making Champagne and other sparkling wines.
The grapes were hand harvested and destemmed, then crushed. They were allowed skin contact for only 12 hours to get the beautiful pink color. The grapes were then pressed to a stainless-steel tank, where they were fermented at very cold temperatures very slowly. After fermentation and settling, the wine was bottled with a small amount of yeast and sugar to induce secondary fermentation. This process took about one year.
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, and the final corks and wire hoods were put into place.
2017 was a warmer year here in Dry Creek Valley, which made for a gorgeous Sparkling Syrah. Although we picked at the same sugar level as usual, the hot and dry weather gave us tons of fruit character and allowed us to keep this wine at zero dosage.
Food Pairing Notes
This is our go-to food pairing wine and it will pair with everything. In addition to complementing spicy Thai dishes, some other ideas are curried butternut squash soup, pork tenderloin and of course all the deliciousness on the Thanksgiving table.
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