2013 Brut Zero Dosage
The bubbles are plentiful and small, contributing to a smooth, crisp sensation on the palate and a clean finish.
Aromatics are fresh and yeasty, with hints of Honeycrisp apple, pear, kiwi and a dash of marzipan. Crisp and dry on the palate, with abundant, fine bubbles. Flavors of white peach, green apple, guava, with a touch of rhubarb, honeysuckle and distinctive flintiness.
The grapes were harvested by hand and whole-cluster pressed. The juice settled overnight then was transferred to a stainless steel tank for primary fermentation. The base wine aged in bulk for 8 months on the lees prior to bottling. For the second fermentation, the base wine was sweetened and bottled with encapsulated yeast then was stored in tirage bins to ferment and age. Disgorging began in August 2015, producing 15 cases at a time and finishing the wine without dosage.
Food Pairing Notes
Serve ice cold with appetizers, caviar, quiche, fried food, lobster, oysters, popcorn, salmon or sushi.
59% Chardonnay 41% Pinot Noir