A blend of Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir, this inaugural still wine release is like a ripe sparkling wine, without the bubbles.
Although Pinot Meunier is one of three major varietals in crafting super-premium wines, it is typically part of an overall blend. Alone this varietal is delightfully expressive. To highlight its personality, this unique creation was produced, in limited quantities, as a still white wine, a Blanc de Noir.
Pinot Meunier tends to deliver wines that age faster than Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Only the ripe juice, crisp acid and elegant flavors from the center of the berry were extracted, leaving behind the undesirable harsh skin, seed and stem flavors. After a cold settling of the juice, the fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks to capture and enhance the freshness and delicacy of the fruit. The most intense fruit components were developed by a very slow fermentation at low temperature with aromatic yeast strains. This wine is complex and vibrant, with a light copper color. The nose displays aromas of rhubarb, plums, peaches and cherries. Refreshing and crisp acidity highlights the citrus notes and lemon flavors and it delivers a lingering spicy and fruity finish. This wine is bottled under a crew cap closure designed to preserve the freshness of the fruit, and is intended to be enjoyed in its youth.
It will be an excellent companion to grilled seafood parties, poultry, and spicy Asian dishes.
BLEND 91% Pinot Meunier 9% Pinot Noir
TA 5.5 g/l
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Before you go out, indulge with this perfect party companion—a refreshingly light people pleaser.
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