Sparkling Wines

2011 Late Disgorged Brut

Before a sparkling wine earns the right to feature its vintage on the label, it must be aged in the bottle for three years. Our Late Disgorged Brut goes well beyond that strict requirement with a total of six years aging sur lie en bouteille - on the lees, in the bottle. The result is an enhanced, enriched edition of our acclaimed Domaine Carneros Brut Cuvée.

2011 was a cold, late vintage; the long slow summer helped concentrate the ?avors in our vineyard. It was a low yielding harvest of very ?ne quality. Approximately 3% of the cuvée underwent malolactic fermentation prior to blending, which added an additional layer of ?avor and texture.

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