2019 Estate Brut Cuvée

Our Estate Brut Cuvée is the signature wine of Domaine Carneros. Crafted using exacting méthode traditionnelle techniques and comprised of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from numerous blocks and clones, it is a true epitome of our estate. The tapestry of flavors that result, married with the inherent finesse of the cool Carneros fruit, create wines of depth and complexity that are enhanced by a minimum of three years of bottle age sur lie in the cellar before release. This extra bottle age yields a complex, toasty aroma and fine, pinpoint bubbles.

Tasting Notes

Richness and complexity begin on the nose, with bounding aromas of lemon zest, green apples, white flowers, and a hint of brioche. The palate is round and full, revealing poached pear, yuzu, honeycomb, lemon crisp, and fresh apple cobbler with a toasty finish that lingers on the palate, begging for another sip. This winery exclusive wine has been aged to perfection yet will enjoy additional evolution in the cellar over the next decade.

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Food Pairings

This 2019 vintage of our Estate Brut can be enjoyed by itself to appreciate the nuanced beauty contained within, or paired with simple accompaniments such as popcorn or a cheese and charcuterie board. Perfect with just a few toasted nuts or goat cheeses, it will also enhance simple to complex meals. Oysters and shellfish dishes work well, and we suggest trying it with Asian cuisine.

Varietal Composition

Vintage: 2019
Varietal: 60% Estate Grown Chardonnay, 40% Estate Grown Pinot Noir
Alcohol %: 12.0
pH: 3.0
Acid: 0.84g/100ml
Sugar (dosage): 0.9%

93 Points
James Suckling
February 2024
A sparkling wine party

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