Grape Varietal: 60% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir
Dosage: 6-12 g/l Brut
Location: Santa Lucia Highlands, California
Winner of "Best USA Sparkling wine" at the
Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships 2023 held in London.
- Pale pink color with aromas of rose petals, strawberries, nectarine, lemon peel and baked biscuits.
- On the palate it's creamy and fresh with nice taught acidity and finish that is both soft and powerful.
- Pair with chicken, quail, grilled pork. Can also be enjoyed with pickled or fermented appetizers or simply as wonderful apéritif.
- Very limited production only a few thousand bottles produced.
An incredible example of what American sparkling can be. It's not easy to make sparkling of this caliber and quality. This wine is produced with the same meticulous and painstaking level of expertise as top champagnes. Grapes are hand harvested, sorted and gently pressed. The wine rests on the lees for over 4 years plus spends 1 additional year resting after being disgorged. Almost no Americans produce bubbly in this exacting manner.
How does it come to happen like this? Well the family worked very closely with internationally renowned winemaker, the late Michel Salgues who developed the foundational techniques for their winemaking practices.