2008 Ultra Brut Sparkling
Ultra Brut is a style of sparkling wine that is rarely produced. Very dry and brisk, it is a contemplative wine that appeals to the true aficionado.
The 2008 Carneros growing season began with a hard freeze and an uneven flowering period. The resulting small crop of small berries translated to superbly concentrated flavors.
This cuvée is composed of 57% Pinot Noir and 43% Chardonnay.
The 2008 Ultra Brut was aged four years prior to release and will continue to evolve gracefully with additional aging.
Share the 2008 Ultra Brut with friends who will appreciate its delicacy. Exceptional as an aperitif, it enlivens and refreshes the palate, stimulating the appetite for the pleasures of the meal to come. Serve with oysters, shellfish, smoked fish, mushrooms, cheeses, or simply a handful of choice salted nuts.
The cuvée epitomizes the elegant Domaine Carneros style. With near perfect balance, its incredibly fine mousse delivers aromas of honeysuckle, lime peel, lemongrass, lychee and toasted almond. Creamy, round and long, the wine’s mouth-feel belies its minimal dosage.