back

2020 Cruse Wine Co. Sparkling St. Laurent Ricci Pétillant Naturel Carneros

America/United States, California
Cruse Wine Co. Sparkling St. Laurent Ricci Pétillant Naturel Carneros
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Carneros
Winery Cruse Wine Co.
Vintage 2020
Color Sparkling White
Varietal(s) 100% Saint Laurent
¥6,050  (incl. tax)
Inquire
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Carneros
Winery Cruse Wine Co.
Vintage 2020
Color Sparkling White
Varietal(s) 100% Saint Laurent
Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this wine!

Data
Closure Crown
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 11.5%
Product Code CWC2NSLR20
UPC 852824007013
Inventory Inquire
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

The nose of this wine is honeydew and sweet tarts. Bright, youthful fruit, a persistent banana, and peach character, are key elements of the palate. The mousse is exceptionally creamy and easy to drink with a refreshing pithy peach character. The wine is more serious than in previous vintages, owing to vineyard improvements that have concentrated the fruit and improved the structure of the wine. That being said, it is still the most quaffable of our sparklers.

Production

Viticulture

This Austrian variety has been grown by Dale Ricci, a longtime family friend, for about 25 years. Ricci vineyards is located on the Sonoma half of Carneros and only a few miles from the San Pablo Bay. It’s typical Carneros soil, Haire clay loam, with the cool fog and winds that define the region.

Vinification

The fruit was hand harvested and gently pressed using a slow, sparkling press cycle. After racking to a small stainless steel tank, it was allowed to ferment spontaneously then bottled while still slightly sweet. The wine was then riddled and disgorged following a 6 month tirage storage. It is a rosé and bottled without additions of any kind.