2016 Late Disgorged Brut

Before a méthode traditionnelle 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. We love this sparkling wine now, but know it has exceptional further aging potential.

Tasting Notes

A select blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, this wine displays all the intricacy and harmony of our Carneros estate fruit. Honeysuckle, toasted almond, lychee, and brioche welcome the nose and suggest beautiful integration of flavors. The palate is luscious and layered with baked pear, honeydew, and kiwi - notes of ginger and tarte au citron riding long on the finish. Extended aging prior to disgorgement rewards us with remarkable power and depth.

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Food Pairings

Savor this Late Disgorged Brut with king crab, lamb chops, or rich double and triple cream cheeses.

Varietal Composition

Vintage: 2016
Varietal: 57% Chardonnay, 43% Pinot Noir
Acid: 0.8g/100ml
pH: 3.2
Alcohol %: 12.0
Sugar (dosage): 0.9%

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