Winemaking: Hand harvested in early August of 2013, the Pinot Noir for this methode champenoise sparkling wine is the result of a careful cluster selection from Sea Smoke’s estate vineyard. The grapes were gently pressed following an evening in our cold room, then transferred to stainless tanks to begin a long, cool fermentation, which was completed in neutral French oak barrels. Following 12 months of sur lie aging in barrel, the wine was bottle aged an additional 24 months en tirage prior to disgorging, with 10 months under cork prior to release. The wine was finished with no dosage, to preserve its finesse.
Character: The nuanced nose expresses jasmine, rising dough and nectarine. The wine enters the palate with energetic freshness, and finishes with delightful length.