Michel-Schlumberger extra dry sparkling wine is crafted from grapes grown at our Benchland Estate Vineyard in Sonoma County. This sparkling wine was produced by inducing in-bottle secondary fermentaion and a minimum of 12 months of aging using the traditional methode champenoise to create the tiny bubbles and complex flavors. It will continue to develop as it ages.
Dry Creek Valley
Average brix: 19.4
The cuvée was bottled with a dosage of special sparkling wine yeast and allowed to ferment. Aged for 14 months “on the yeast” in bottle, the wine develops the classic rich texture and refined “sparkle” that comes from this “Methode Champenoise” technique.
Fermented in stainless steel tanks at cool temperatures to retain the fruit flavors. No malo-lactic fermentation.
This Sparkling Brut has delicate floral and peach aromas. On the palate it's round and creamy, with elegant flarvors and well-balanced crispness.
The grapes used to make this Brut sparkling wine are all picked in 2018 from our estate vineyard at Michel-Schlumberger.
Food Pairing Notes
A perfect and luxurious pairing with freshly shucked oysters, caviar, and other elegant seafood. Also delicious with little madeleines or financiers (little almond cakes) at a garden party.