Cruse Traditional Method Sparkling base 2016
Cruse Wine Company
Bottle Sizes 750ml
Country United States
Wine Type Sparkling
Varietals 85% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Noir.
Vineyard This wine is a blend from three extraordinary grape growing sites: Rorick Vineyard high in the Sierra Foothills (56%), Rita’s Crown in coastal Santa Barbara (29%), and Alder Springs in cool Mendocino County (15%) all from the 2016 vintage. Chardonnay is the main component (85%) mixed with Pinot Noir (15%). This unique combination represents what we believe to be the future of California sparkling wine.
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.
Production 261 cases.
Notes "The resultant wine is sunny and beautifully, bubbly with a toasty, almond butter nose, and a wild palate of beeswax, white flowers, ripe apples, and a squeeze of lemon. It is a snapshot of sparkling California." - Michael Cruse
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