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2017 Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs North Coast

America/United States, California
Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs North Coast
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation North Coast
Winery Schramsberg Vineyards
Vintage 2017
Color Sparkling White
Varietal(s) 100% Chardonnay
¥5,830  (incl. tax)
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation North Coast
Winery Schramsberg Vineyards
Vintage 2017
Color Sparkling White
Varietal(s) 100% Chardonnay
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Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 12.2%
Product Code SA-2WBB-17
UPC 019855112004
Inventory In Stock
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

“This 2017 Blanc de Blancs has bright aromas of Meyer lemon, golden apple, Bosc pear, marzipan and vanilla cookie, which intermingle with hints of warm pastry and
cinnamon. Granny Smith apple, candied lemon and baked pineapple bring fruitful notes to the mid-palate, ending with a long, clean and vibrant finish.”
—Winemakers Sean Thompson and Hugh Davies

Pairing

While this wine can be enjoyed by itself as an apéritif, it is also perfect with fresh oysters and other shellfish, crab cakes, ceviche and grilled sea bass. It is delicious with lemon chicken and Thai curries. Serve with aged Gouda or other hard cheeses, and as a counterpoint to soft triple creams.

Production

Vintage Notes

For the 2017 vintage, abundant winter rains prior to the growing season helped recharge reservoirs and groundwater. Spring weather was cool to mild, with increased vine vigor and extended flowering in some areas. After a summer of heat spikes, harvest started in the beginning of August. Warm days and cool nights throughout harvest encouraged exceptional fruit development while maintaining bright acidity.

 

Blanc de Blancs (white from white), made from Chardonnay, is the counterpart to the Blanc de Noirs (white from black), made from Pinot Noir. Blanc de Blancs was the first wine Schramsberg produced in 1965 and was America’s first commercially produced Chardonnay-based brut sparkling wine. Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs gained international recognition in 1972 when then President Nixon served the wine at the historic “Toast to Peace” in Beijing, China.

Viticulture

County Composition: 72% Napa, 27% Sonoma, 1% Marin
Appellation: North Coast

Vinification

The Schramsberg style of Blanc de Blancs is dry and crisp. Small lots of malolactic- and barrel-fermented wines are added for complexity. After undergoing a second fermentation in bottle, the wine is aged on the yeast lees in the bottle for almost two years prior to disgorgement. With its vibrant, fruitful and crisp nature, this sparkling wine will maintain its freshness, structure and refined finish for many years, even decades, following its initial release.

Harvest Dates: August 9 - September 25, 2017
Barrel Fermentation: 23%
TA: 9.0 g/L
pH: 3.10
RS: 10.5 g/L