The first thing that stands out is the beautiful color of a sunset. The wine is a delicate pink-orange and is just gorgeous. The aromas are of bright red cherry, lemon verbena, juicy red plum and some Fuji apple. The palate is red fruit toned with toasted almonds and a hint of underlying satsuma orange zest. The finish is elegant and balanced between fruit forward and great acidity. Just delicious!
2020 was a vintage to remember. From early on in 2020, the vintage was quite warm. Bud break and set happened very smoothly and the crop size was considerably smaller after two large vintages. In the vineyard, all our varietals were concentrated in yields
This wine is a blend of 80% Chardonnay, 10% Grenache and 10% Syrah created using the Méthode Champenoise, which is the traditional method of making Champagne and other sparkling wines.. All three of these varietals were picked and vinified separately. Each was hand picked and whole cluster pressed to a stainless steel tank. After fermentation, the varietals were blended together and then tirage bottled, which means bottled with a small amount of yeast and a small amount of sugar to induce a second fermentation in the bottle. After 19 months on lees in bottle, we disgorged and added a small dosage of 4 g/L.