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2020 Cruse Wine Co. Sparkling Valdiguié Rancho Chimilles Pétillant Naturel Napa Valley

America/United States, California
Cruse Wine Co. Sparkling Valdiguié Rancho Chimilles Pétillant Naturel Napa Valley
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Napa Valley
Winery Cruse Wine Co.
Vintage 2020
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 2020
Color Sparkling White
Varietal(s) 100% Valdiguié
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Data
Closure Crown
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 12.0%
Product Code CWC2NVDR20
UPC 852824007013
Inventory In Stock
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

The wine is clear and colorless, a true blanc de noirs. The nose is youthful and exotic with melon, fig leaf, sweet basil, and spice. The mousse is powerful with a very fine, high acid palate. It finishes salty and mineral. A serious and refined PétNat.

Production

Vintage Notes

2020 was challenging due to Covid-19 and unrelenting forest fires. Unfortunately, Rancho Chimiles was not spared and the fires came within steps of the vineyard.

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

Though this wine has been traditionally been a rosé, to avoid smoke taint, which resides in the skin, it was pressed immediately and extremely carefully, using only the cuvée cut. The wine was then fermented with native yeasts in a stainless steel tank. To further avoid any of the ash or dust that may have fallen on the skins, the wine was settled further for a few months prior to bottling.

• pH: 3.05
• Pressure: 5 bar