A Stylish Blend
2013 Blanc de Blancs Reserve
The 2013 Blanc de Blancs Reserve was crafted from 100% Chardonnay. It achieves Reserve status by additional length in tirage, adding to a rich and creamy palate.
In the style of classic Mumm Napa Blanc de Blancs, this wine has aromas of Meyer lemon, Golden Delicious apples, and pears, with yeasty biscuit notes and pleasant minerality. Lively mousse, bright acid, and notes of vanilla lead into the long, elegant finish.
We pick the Chardonnay for this Blanc de Blancs Reserve by hand during the cool morning hours to ensure it arrives at the winery in pristine condition. Individual vineyard lots are fermented separately at cool temperatures in stainless steel tanks to preserve freshness and fruit intensity. Forty-two months aging en tirage brings wonderful complexity to the wine, and the small dosage added after disgorging balances the wine’s bright acidity.
This wine would pair nicely with a spring vegetable and goat cheese tart. Alternately, celebrate the return of the great American pastime; pair your bubbles with fried chicken and baseball.
Facts & Figures
BLEND: 100% Chardonnay
APPELLATION: Napa Valley
RESIDUAL SUGAR (DOSAGE): 0.96%
TA: 6.9 g/l
TIME EN TIRAGE: 42 months
AGING POTENTIAL: ready to drink now and will continue aging for 5-10 years