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.
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2010 was a near perfect growing season, what we consider to be the vintage of the decade. Grapes ripened slowly and evenly leading up to harvest that started the last day of August, producing opulent layers of flavor. Approximately 7% of the cuvée underwent malolactic fermentation prior to blending.
A pale gold color and tiny bubbles are the first thing that one notices. The nose, white elegant, is expressive offering honeysuckle, toasted macadamia nuts, and brioche. The palate has a wonderful richness that retains impeccable balance with baked apple, pit fruits, and a hint of nutmeg.
Pair this winery staff favorite with everything from fresh oysters to poultry, most Asian cuisine and rich cheeses.
Varietal: 59% Pinot Noir, 41% Chardonnay
Alcohol %: 12.5
Sugar (dosage): 0.85%
In a perfect world, everyone would have a glass of Champagne every evening.Willie Gluckstern