Blanc de Blancs translates to “white of whites,” meaning we use only white grapes to make this wine. For the 2015 vintage, we made a blend of 91% Chardonnay and 9% Pinot Gris. We picked the grapes for this Blanc de Blancs Reserve by hand during the cool morning hours to ensure they arrived at the winery in pristine condition. Individual vineyard lots were fermented separately at cool temperatures in stainless steel tanks to preserve freshness and fruit intensity. Ten percent of the blend aged in oak, lending just a hint of spice to the wine. What really makes this wine shine, however, is almost 7 years aging en tirage, 3 years longer than the initial release of the 2015 vintage. This much extended aging brings a wonderful complexity and richness to the wine, which required only a small dosage to balance the wine’s bright acidity.