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: 18.7
The cuvée was bottled with a dosage of special sparkling wine yeast and allowed to ferment. Aged for 12 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. After fermentation, the wine was settled then blended into this cuvée.
With a pale strawberry color, and aromas of raspberry, the palate is round and creamy, with fresh berry flavors and well-balanced crispness.
The grapes used to make this Rosé sparkling wine are all picked in the 2017 vintage from our estate vineyard at Michel-Schlumberger.
Food Pairing Notes
Serve with fish and seafood, especially lobster, as well as any pasta or risotto, especially with cream or mushroom sauce. Pairs well with scrambled eggs, any mushroom dish, nuts (especially almonds), cheese, and finally, popcorn and potato chips.