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2009 Blanc de Noirs

Enticing sparkling wine crafted in the Traditional Method (Méthode Champenoise). Begins with beautiful aromas of brioche on the nose, along with hints of chalk and minerality, backed by a rich complex palate and a crisp, dry finish.  

Begins with beautiful aromas of brioche on the nose, along with hints of chalk and minerality, backed by a rich complex palate. The finish is crisp and dry, with racy acidity that dances on the palate.
A mild winter led to a seasonal bud break and bloom, followed by a hot, humid summer. The cool, moist summer was followed by a dry September ensuring a bountiful harvest. The warm September days enabled the Pinot Noir grapes to develop ripeness, superior flavor complexity, and harmonious balance while the cool evenings preserved acidity. The Pinot Noir grapes that comprise this wine were hand picked, then carefully hand sorted to select only the highest quality fruit. The grapes were then gently basket pressed at low pressure to extract only the clear juice, and to prevent the skins from bleeding. The extracted juice was then stainless steel fermented to complete dryness. In the spring of 2010, the wine was bottled, and yeast was added as part of the tirage to induce a secondary fermentation. The wine rested en tirage for 5.5 years to create fine bubbles and sculpt the volume. A final dosage at disgorgement was added to finish the wine in a brut, or dry style. 108 cases produced.
This wine pairs well at the front end of the meal and is substantial enough to stand up to main courses. Enjoy with uni, fresh raw oysters, panko-crusted crab cakes, or as a standalone aperitif.
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Vintage 2009
Wine Style Sparkling Wine
Varietal Pinot Noir
Appellation Finger Lakes
Harvest Date October 2009
Aging 6.5 years en tirage
Fermentation Traditional Method - primary in stainless, secondary in bottle
Alcohol % 12.0%
Size 750 ml
$38.99 per Bottle


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