Made exclusively from hand-harvested Chardonnay, our 2007 Blanc de Blancs is the superb result of meticulous grape growing, artisanal cellar practices and our winemaker’s considerable blending skills. Blanc de Blancs is prized among sparkling wine connoisseurs for the rich textural qualities, complex aromas and flavors, elegance and solid aging potential that Chardonnay offers.
An effervescent mousse effuses mouthwatering aromas of crisp granny smith apple, lemongrass and vanilla crème from this elegant wine. On the palate, the wine is full and creamy yet clean and refreshing, with a lively mineral notes on a fresh, well balanced and dry finish.
A delicious pairing with seared scallops, grilled swordfish or salmon with chardonnay cream sauce. For the cheese course try triple cream brie, fontina or a soft goat cheese. This wine has the structure, complexity and acidity to pair with an entire menu.
A mild, frost-free spring with below average rainfall produced slightly early bud break. Bloom finished in May, undisturbed by rain or heat. Although clusters and berries were small, cluster counts were high, allowing thinning to desired crop levels. Three 100-degree-plus days at the end of August were followed by nearly four weeks of moderate temperatures. Long hang time with heat spikes produced a cool, orderly harvest with no dehydration or dimpling of the berries. The fruit was sound, ripe and small-berried with dark color, concentrated flavors and excellent acidity – all in all, an outstanding vintage.
• Whole-cluster pressed for delicacy
• Fermented in stainless steel tanks at temperatures of 55° to 60°F to retain vibrancy and freshness
• This cuvée consists of seven base wines
• Aging on the yeast for 3-1/2 years developed great complexity and pinpoint, lasting effervescence