Cruse Traditional Method Sparkling (base 2017) NV
Cruse Wine Company
Vintage 94% from the 2017 vintage and the remainder from perpetual reserve.
Bottle Sizes 750ml
Country United States
Wine Type Sparkling
Varietals 54% Pinot Noir, 46% Chardonnay.
Vineyard The vineyards used are Alder Springs, Rorick Vineyard, Keefer Ranch and Charles Heintz.
Vinification The grapes were pressed using a traditional Champagne cycle and press cut. The wine proceeded through a native primary and malolactic fermentation in barrel. The wine was racked once and tirage bottled without fining or filtering. After approximately two years under tirage the wine was riddled and disgorged à la volée with zero dosage.
Notes Tasting notes from Michael : Golden, honeyed nose of toasted hazelnuts, pastry cream, and fresh pears. Gentle, soft mousse with a palate of white flowers, beeswax, and citrus. Long, pastry finish.
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