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. 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 aurrounding the Château.
The nose is rich and deep, its layers endlessly unfolding: crème brûlée, mandarin, honeycomb, and hints of apple pie. On the palate, richness and depth are on full display with baked pear, white peach, lemon curd, and caramelized pineapple. Additional cellaring has elevated this spectacular 2012 bottling into the realm of transcendent!
The summer months, which are the heart of the growing season, were dominated by a persistent marine system that provided morning fog until mid-day. The combination of cool temperatures and ample crop load produced plenty of "hang-time" and allowed maximum flavor development. This remarkable vintage showcases power and finesse. We started harvest on August 20th, and brought in the last Chardonnay on September 22nd.
Food Pairing Notes
Ideally suited to the grandest occasions, enjoy this elegant wine on its own, with expertly prepared shellfish, halibut, or with rich, creamy artisanal cheeses.