Our Blanc de Blanc is always one of my favorite wines. This vintage is no exception. With aromas of honeysuckle, jasmine, golden delicious apple, honeydew melon and a slight bit of toastiness. The palate is fruit driven on the front with great acidity and balance on teh palate and finish. The bubbles are delicate and absolutely delicious. This wine makes a great aperitif and is also very food friendlyl.
2021 was a beautiful vintage. The winter was quite dry with far lower than average rainfalls and we had a few spring rains that helped us out. The growing season was warm and even, without any adverse weather events. We picked slightly earlier than usual and the flavors are intense and concentrated.
100% Chardonnay; The Blanc de Blanc was created using the Méthode Champenoise, which is the traditional method of making fine French Champagne.
Our Chardonnay for Blanc de Blanc is always the first thing we pick every year. Hand-harvested in the early morning hours in early August, the grapes arrived at the winery and went straight into the press. The juice was pressed off the skins into a chilling stainless steel tank for settling. After two days, the juice was racked off the hard settled lees to another tank for fermentation. Fermentation took 22 days and was kept at 57 degrees. After fermentation, the wine went to bottle with a bit of sugar and a bit of yeast for a secondary fermentation, which is the traditional method of making Champagne. After 13 months in bottle, we disgorged and added a small amount of dosage to balance out the acidity of the wine.