2015 Estate Pinot Blanc
About the wine
Hand harvested from 159 of our best estate vines and 100% stainless steel fermented, this 2015 Pinot Blanc is crisp, light, and aromatic with bright fruit flavors that compliment a wide array of cuisine and perfect to drink during those hot summer months. Stemming from the Alsace region in France, the Pinot Blanc varietal seemed to be the perfect addition to our family of méthode champenoise sparkling wines.
The growing season of 2015 brought some challenges to our harvest. The spring brought us very early bud break but fortunately no frost. However during bloom the weather turned cold and rainy which resulted in the vines setting a very small crop. Weather through the summer was optimal without any excessive heat spikes or rain events.
Between the small crop, the early bud break and bloom the warm summer the fruit ripened to a near record early harvest. We started picking at the end of July, and while a couple of heat spikes during harvest kept us on our toes, mostly moderate weather allowed us to bring in the fruit at a reasonable rate. With the small crop and good weather the vines produced grapes with excellent concentration and intense character.
The nose is greeted with lush melon opening to green apple and lime on the mouth. Delicate texture with a crisp finish of white peach.
This delicate and crisp wine pairs well with grilled swordfish, soft-shell crab, and Meyer lemon broccoli rigatoni. It is also excellent with smoked gouda and mozzarella cheese as a decadent wine and cheese pairing. More food pairings & recipes on our blog, The Glorious Life.