2013 Blanc de Blancs
VEGAN & GLUTEN-FREE
“There is no dosage in this directly motivational Blanc de Blancs and plenty of potential palate weight with thanks to 30 months spent on the lees. There is something top single-vineyard cru Alsatian about the savoury and searing coolness in this style, as if it were more than just the sum of chardonnay parts, like some hypothetical pinot blanc and perhaps auxerrois. There is some reductiveness, a lovely washed rind cheese, lemon scrape melted into curd and fine bitters. The flavours are really quite lemony tart. Striking really....you have to admire Ann Sperling's "decision based on lees contact time." ... 92 pts
Michael Godel, Wine Align
Blanc de Blancs – this is a single block-single batch sparkling wine from our highest elevation block of Chardonnay clone 548. Byemaking a wine without dosage (no added sugar) winemaker Ann Sperling feels it best shows off the varietal character of sparkling Chardonnay. Select hand harvesting at ideal sparkling ripeness starts the process followed by whole cluster pressing. Each Cuvee is fermented to dryness, and then without malolactic is sent to a second fermentation in bottle.