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NV Cruse Wine Co. Cruse Tradition Sparkling Wine California

America/United States, California
Cruse Wine Co.  Cruse Tradition Sparkling Wine California
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Carneros
Winery Cruse Wine Co.
Vintage NV
Color Sparkling White
Varietal(s) 54% Pinot Noir 46% Chardonnay
¥7,590  (incl. tax)
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Carneros
Winery Cruse Wine Co.
Vintage NV
Color Sparkling White
Varietal(s) 54% Pinot Noir 46% Chardonnay
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Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 12.5%
Product Code CWC2WBLTNV
UPC 852824007037
Inventory Sold Out
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

The wine is pale gold with a persistent and prominent, fine bubbled mousse. The nose is marzipan and flint the grows sweeter and fruitier with more air. The palate is full of wet stone, waxy fruit, violets, and baking pie crust. It is a complex and subtle wine that is drinking well now but will appreciate some air upon opening.

Production

Viticulture

This wine is from the 2017 base vintage with 6% perpetual cuvée added from previous vintages. Nearly equal parts Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Alder Springs, Keefer Ranch, Rorick Vineyard, and Heintz Vineyard.

Vinification

The grapes were pressed using a traditional Champagne cycle and press cut. The wine proceeded through a native primary and malolactic fermentation in barrel, wooden tanks, and about 20% stainless steel fermentation. No sulfur was used in the élevage. The wine was racked once and tirage bottled without fining or filtering in June. After approximately two years under tirage the wine was riddled and disgorged à la volée with zero dosage and no added sulfur. Individual disgorging details are available using the QR code on the label.

pH: 3.24