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2016 Blanc de Blancs

2016 Blanc de Blancs

In Champagne, Blanc de Blancs is considered the most challenging to make yet the most coveted. In California, Blanc de Blancs is known as one of the most versatile sparkling wines due to its lively acidity. This acidity comes from using only Chardonnay, hence the “white of white” translation of its name.
from $38 - $50
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2016 Blanc de Blancs

In Champagne, Blanc de Blancs is considered the most challenging to make yet the most coveted. In California, Blanc de Blancs is known as one of the most versatile sparkling wines due to its lively acidity. This acidity comes from using only Chardonnay, hence the “white of white” translation of its name.
from $38 - $50

Tasting Notes

Aromas of green apple and lemon curd with a hint of citrus blossom greet the nose.

Flavors of Meyer lemon in the mid-palate are complemented with a crème brûlée richness and round mouthfeel. The finish is fresh and lingering.

2016 Blanc de Blancs

Food Pairings

The bright citrus flavor on the mid-palate with a slight toasty finish is a match for grilled chicken glazed with orange and ginger. For the dessert course, try Meyer lemon mousse with ripe raspberries. Add toasted Marcona almonds and dried mango to a cheese board, along with triple cream cheeses such as cambozola, Brie, or La Tur.

Additional Information

  • Composition100% Chardonnay
  • Aging2 years
  • AppellationCarneros
  • Alcohol12.5%
  • TA0.84 g/100mL
  • pH3.12
  • Dosage13 g/L

The growing season of 2016 got off to another early start with bloom and a record early harvest. Mild weather in the summer allowed the grapes to ripen at a moderate rate, developing deep and intense character. Harvest brought the fruit in at a slow pace with each block picked at optimal ripeness and fruit brought in early in the day and cold. The fruit quality was excellent, and finishing up harvest two weeks early gave us more time to enjoy the rest of autumn.