Late Disgorged Le Rêve is a testament to patience. Aged nearly ten years sur lies en bouteille (on the lees, in the bottle), the limited-production bottling is an opulently layered masterpiece born of the crème de la crème of our broader Sparkling wine portfolio. One measure of a great winery is the ability to make a truly outstanding wine from a great vintage (the logic being that it is a simple feat to make a good wine from an exceptional vintage). This wine easily passes that test, and is perhaps one of our finest efforts with the Late Disgorged Le Rêve.
If we regard our Estate Brut as our orchestra, this Late Disgorged Le Rêve is the virtuoso soprano, pitch perfect and masterful, showcasing our estate grown Chardonnay, predominately the vineyard blocks surrounding the Château. Wafting layers of toasted brioche, honeycomb, lemon meringue pie and butterscotch lead to a rich, beautifully articulated palate of white peach, yuzu, key lime pie and lingering ginger. Additional cellaring has elevated this spectacular 2011 bottling into the realm of transcendent! This is our finest expression of Estate grown Blanc de Blancs.
This is an absolute treat from an excellent, atypical vintage, that had a longer and cooler growing season which allowed the grapes to hang longer on the vine and develop a unique song. Join us in enjoying the song of our vineyards. The blend of the 2011 Late Disgorged Le Rêve is 100% chardonnay selected from an array of five different estate grown clones with a particular focus on the densely flavored Wente clone, which we grow on all of our ranches.
Food Pairing Notes
Ideally suited to the grandest occasions, enjoy this elegant wine on its own, with expertly prepared shellfish, or with rich, creamy artisanal cheeses.