2011 Brut Reserve
VEGAN & GLUTEN-FREE
“From the Heritage series at Sperling, this traditionally made sparkler is a blend of 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay from vines planted in 2008. Both varietals are picked early (19 Brix) for maximum freshness and finesse. After primary fermentation (no malo), the two varieties are blended to form the final cuvée. The wine is finished with no dosage added and shows only 1.9% residual sugar. The nose displays brioche/leesy/smoky/mineral notes with bright citrus, toast, apple skin and fresh, fresh, fresh waves of salinity. It’s electric on the palate with tiny, persistent beads of bubbles and electric acidity to accentuate the freshness in the mouth. Shows tension and finesse with perky citrus and apple notes on a crisp and perfectly dry finish. I suspect this highly stylistic bubbly will gain fat and more complexity if you allow it to age in your cellar. A wonderful drop.” 92 pts
Michael Godel, Wine Align
Classic Champagne Method sparkling from ideal early harvests of pinot noir and chardonnay at 19 brix and 10 g/L total acidity. After primary alcoholic fermentation and with no malolactic fermentation, the two varieties are blended to make a classic cuvée displaying delicacy, finesse and power through minerality. The 2011 at 80:20 is finished Nature ie no dosage was added.