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 fermentation 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.
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.
The grapes used to make this Blanc de Blancs sparkling wine are all from the estate vineyard at Michel-Schlumberger located in the Dry Creek Valley of Sonoma County.
Harvest: Average brix: 19.0
Fermentation: 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.
Cooperage / Aging: The cuvée was bottled with a dosage of special sparkling wine yeast and allowed to ferment in the bottle. Aged for 12 months “on the yeast” in the bottle, the wine develops the classic rich texture and refined “sparkle” that comes from this “Methode Champenoise” technique.
Disgorging Date: March 27, 2017
Production: 160 Cases
Color: pale straw
Aromas: delicate floral and white peach aromas
Palate: round and creamy, with elegant flavors and well-balanced crispness.
Wine Type: Sparkling
Varietal: 100% Pinot Blanc
Appellation: Sonoma County
Acid: 0.65 g/100ml
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