Schramsberg Methode Champenoise Blanc de Blancs 2017 [1.5L MAGNUM] (North Coast, California) - [WS 93]

Schramsberg Methode Champenoise Blanc de Blancs 2017 [1.5L MAGNUM]
(North Coast, California) - [WS 93]

Regular price $85.00 Sale price $79.97 Save $5.03

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Notes from the Winemaker:
The 2017 Blanc de Blancs has bright aromas of Meyer lemon, golden apple, Bosc pear, marzipan and vanilla cookie, which intermingle with hints of warm pastry and cinnamon. Granny Smith apple, candied lemon, and baked pineapple bring fruit-ful notes to the mid-palate, ending with a long, clean and vibrant finish." - Winemakers Sean Thompson and Hugh Davies

The Schramsberg style of Blanc de Blancs is dry and crisp. Small lots of barrel fermented wines, some of which complete malolactic fermentation, are added to the stainless-steel fermented wines to create added complexity in the blended base wine. After undergoing a second fermentation in bottle, the wine then ages on its yeast lees for about two years prior to disgorgement. With its vibrant, fruitful and focused nature, this sparkling wine will maintain its freshness, structure and refined finish for many years, even decades following its initial release.

While this wine can be enjoyed by itself as an apéritif, it is also perfect with fresh oysters and other shellfish, crab cakes, ceviche and grilled sea bass. It is also delicious with lemon chicken and Thai curries. Serve with aged Gouda or other hard cheeses, and as a counterpoint to soft triple creams.

Technical Data:
Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
County Composition: 72% Napa, 27% Sonoma, 1% Marin
Barrel Fermentation: 23%
Alcohol: 12.2%
TA: 0.90 g/100 ml
pH: 3.10
RS: 1.05 g/100 ml

Ratings & Reviews

93 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Lithe and delicately balanced, with vibrant lemon custard, blanched almond and steely citrus tones that take on richness and speed on the long finish. Drink now. 33,263 cases made." - TF