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2018 Cruse Wine Co. Sparkling Valdiguié Rancho Chimilles Napa Valley

America/United States, California
Cruse Wine Co. Sparkling Valdiguié Rancho Chimilles Napa Valley
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Napa Valley
Winery Cruse Wine Co.
Vintage 2018
Color Sparkling White
Varietal(s) 100% Valdiguié
¥6,050  (incl. tax)
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Napa Valley
Winery Cruse Wine Co.
Vintage 2018
Color Sparkling White
Varietal(s) 100% Valdiguié
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Data
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 9.5%
Product Code CWC2NVDR18
UPC 852824007013
Inventory Sold Out
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Tasting notes

The wine is a clear, pale, watermelon pink. The nose is wildly effusive, with grape and candied strawberries, with the classic rose notes from this vineyard. The palate is intensely vinous, with a creamy mousse.

Production

Vintage Notes

The 2018 vintage was long and cool, with ideal ripening for sparkling grapes, so the entire production was dedicated to this cuvée.

Viticulture

Valdiguié (Napa Gamay) from Terry Wilson’s Rancho Chimiles vineyard in Wooden Valley, Napa Valley AVA. A cooler region in south Napa, nestled against the Vacas mountains. Persistent mid-morning fog prevents extreme temperatures.
Vines are 40+ years old. No tillage in the vineyard with a permanent cover crop on silt loam soils, transitioning to organic starting this year.

Vinification

Whole clusters were allowed to go through carbonic maceration for a few days then the whole cluster pressed using the same slow steady cycle used for our traditional
method sparkling wines. The wine was then fermented in a small stainless steel tank. Towards the end of the fermentation, the wine was bottled, stored, and then
riddled, and disgorge. There is no dosage, but a small amount of sulfur was added at disgorging.