Structured and Elegant
2014 Blanc de Noirs
Our 2014 Blanc de Noirs, which means “white of blacks” in French, is made of 100% Pinot Noir.
Blanc de Noirs means “white from blacks,” which aptly describes this white sparkling wine made from the red Pinot Noir grape. In order to make this Blanc de Noirs, we 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 in stainless steel tanks 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 to create the Blanc de Noirs blend.
The delicate copper color of this wine hints at the Pinot Noir composition, but it’s the nose and palate that truly give it away. Aromas of red apples and candied orange zest open into notes of toasted almonds and fresh baked bread. On the palate, the wine is an explosion of fruit, with apricot and Rainier cherry playing a leading role, before giving way to a red apple and toasted bread finish.
The beautiful Pinot Noir fruit character of this wine is calling for salmon. Start your evening with a salmon mousse on crostini, or invite friends for a casual lunch of bagels and lox.
Facts & Figures
100% Pinot Noir
RESIDUAL SUGAR (DOSAGE)
TIME EN TIRAGE
The wine is perfect for...
This wine will impress friends and family, but it also fits into any casual party setting, like weekend brunch.