• Blanc de Blanc N/V

    • WINE PROFILE

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    • DESCRIPTION

    •  Pale, golden color with apple and floral aromas. This elegant wine displays a cordon of fine, delicate bubbles.

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    • COLOR

    • White
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    • SERVINGS SUGGESTIONS

    • Fresh Fruit, nuts, shellfish, poultry, caviar and brie.
    • BRIEF WINE SPECS

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    • VINTAGE

    • 2012
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    • GRAPE SOURCE

    • Estate - North Fork of Long Island
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    • VARIETAL

    • Chardonnay
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    • PRICE
      $23.99
    • QTY
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    DETAILED PRODUCTION NOTES


    Winemaker:
    Gilles Martin
    Residual Sugar:
    < 10g/L
    Grape Source:
    Estate - North Fork of Long Island: 98% Chardonnay, 2% Pinot Noir
    Total Acidity:
    g/L
    Harvested:
    September 2003
    pH:
    Yield:
    2.7 Tons per Acre
    Case Production:
    397
    Brix:
    19.5°Brix
    Bottled:
    05/01/2004
    Fermentation /Ageing:
    67-68°F with Champagne-strain yeast
    Release:
    06/01/2010
    Alcohol:
    12.5%
    Miscellaneous:

    PRODUCTION DETAILS:

     The grapes were meticulously sorted straight off the vine, and the inspected to ensure that only the healthiest & ripest grapes were chosen for this wine. Whole cluster pressing was done, respecting the gentle champenoise cycles. Pressing yield was cuvée 120 gallons/ton, taille 15 gallons/ton. Alcoholic fermentation occured during 5-6 weeks with the wine staying in contact with the yeast for 24-26 weeks gaining volume, roundness and a softer texture. Riddling of the sediment lasted 6-7 days, the bottles stayed "sur pointe" (neck down) for 1-3 months prior to disgorging. A "dosage liquor" (sweetened wine) was added to the wine at disgorging to polish the style of this consistently aromatic and stylistic cuvée. There was no Malolactique fermentation.