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Kramer Vineyards

NV Brut Reserve

NV Brut Reserve
91 points!

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Wine Specs
Non Vintage
Vineyard Designation
9.3 g/L
Bottling Date
May 2016
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Green skinned apples and vanilla up front, folllowed by a lemony burst of acidiy in the mid-palate. Rich for a wine of this style, with structure and length.
The ‘Reserve’ Brut is a blend of the 2014 and 2015 vintages utilizing equal parts Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. The wine begins with aromas of brioche, Japanese pear and marzipan. This has a brilliant astringency and range as the wine reveals bright Gravenstein apple, green papaya and brioche flavors that sit alongside some lovely tension. Drink 2017-2025. 91 points, International Wine Report, January 2018.
Production Notes
50/50 blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir; 2014 & 2015 vintages
Winemaker Notes
The grapes were harvested by hand and whole cluster pressed. The juice settled overnight, then was racked to neutral French oak barrels for fermentation. When fermentation was complete, the wine aged on the fine lees until bottling the following winter. The wine was bottled under cap, and aged in tirage bins until the wines were blended and rebottled in May of 2016. The cuvee was disgorged in September 2017 and finished with 8 g/L dosage.
256 cases

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