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2019 BLANC DE NOIRSMUMM NAPA SPARKLING WINE

Blanc de Noirs means “white from blacks,” which aptly describes this white sparkling wine made from the red Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes.
750 ml
CLUB $40.00

2019 Blanc de Noirs

750 ml

Price: $50.00 Club Price: $40.00

This Blanc de Noirs is a true expression of the Pinot Noir grape. It showcases the power and juiciness that are hallmarks of Pinot Noir. Vibrant fruit aromas of peach, orange, raspberry, red apple, and strawberry are accented with toasty biscuit notes from more than 3 years on the yeast. On the palate, the wine has a fruity attack, with toasted notes and a hint of spice coming in mid-palate. The mouthfeel is broad and juicy with a delicate mousse. To learn about the differences between Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, compare this wine with the 2018 Blanc de Blancs. It’s a great way to understand what each variety contributes to a blend.

Blanc de Noirs means “white from blacks,” which aptly describes this white sparkling wine made from the red Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes.  If you have ever cut into a red grape, you’ve probably noticed that in most cases, the inside of the grape is white.  Such is the case with Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.  The color in a red Pinot Noir wine is extracted from the skins.  In order to make this Blanc de Noirs, we instead send the grapes directly into the presses and gently press the juice away from the skins, trying to minimize any color pick-up in the process.  The juice is then fermented at cool temperatures to maintain the bright fruit characters of the grapes.  When the wines are finished, the winemaking team carefully selects the best lots of Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier to create the Blanc de Noirs blend.

This would be a delicious brunch wine, perhaps paired with a mushroom, roasted red pepper, and feta quiche.  It would also be nice with a winter squash gratin or butternut squash soup.

BLEND

84% Pinot Noir

16% Pinot Meunier

RESIDUAL SUGAR (DOSAGE)

1.0%

STYLE

Brut

ALCOHOL

12.5%

TA

7.0 g/l

PH

3.15

TIME EN TIRAGE

41 months

AGING POTENTIAL

3-5 years

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