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2016 Schramsberg Blanc de Noirs North Coast

America/United States, California
Schramsberg Blanc de Noirs North Coast
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation North Coast
Winery Schramsberg Vineyards
Vintage 2016
Color Sparkling White
Varietal(s) 81% Pinot Noir, 19% Chardonnay
¥5,830  (incl. tax)
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation North Coast
Winery Schramsberg Vineyards
Vintage 2016
Color Sparkling White
Varietal(s) 81% Pinot Noir, 19% Chardonnay
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Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 12.8%
Product Code SA-2NBN16
UPC 019855122003
Inventory In Stock
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

“The 2016 Blanc de Noirs expresses generous aromas of peach, toasted almond and fresh red apple, which gradually layer with fragrances of strawberry, citrus blossom and marzipan. A juicy entry generously coats the mid-palate with orange and vanilla spice, followed by crisp and tart flavors of raspberry, grapefruit and lemongrass. A lively and balanced acidity gives way to a clean, fresh and mouthwatering floral and mandarin orange finish.” – Winemakers Sean Thompson and Hugh Davies

Pairing

Schramsberg Vineyards Blanc de Noirs is particularly well-suited to serve with a variety of foods, including soft and nutty cheeses,
macadamia nut-crusted halibut and pork tenderloin with fresh rosemary and lemon thyme.

Production

Vintage Notes

The 2016 vintage was a near-perfect growing season with ideal weather conditions throughout. Thanks to a relatively steady and mild July and August, and then a series of warm days at the end of the growing season, vineyards were able to progress to perfect ripeness for the light yields that were present.

Viticulture

County Composition: 42% Sonoma, 26% Napa, 26% Mendocino, 6% Marin
Appellation: North Coast
Harvest Dates: August 3 - September 27, 2016

Vinification

Making a white wine from a red grape requires great care—hand-picked fruit, early morning harvest, optimal fruit maturity and
delicate pressing. A balance of bright flavors, crisp acidity and minimal tannins is achieved. Barrel and malolactic fermentation of wine
lots add richness and body. Yeast contact in the bottle harmonizes all the elements together in a mature, toasty style. The youthful fruit character of the wine will develop and soften with additional age in the bottle. With proper storage, this sparkling wine will be delicious for many years, even decades to come.

 

Barrel Fermentation: 24%
Disgorge Dates: October 2019 - July 2020
TA: 8.5 g/L
pH: 3.19
RS: 9.0 g/L