Aged nearly ten years sur lies en bouteille (on the lees, in the bottle), our limited-production Late Disgorged Le Rêve is an opulently layered masterpiece, a testament to our finest fruit, consummate winemaking, and patient cellaring. 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.
Profound aromatics of honeycomb, macadamia nut, ginger, and brioche leap from the glass. Layer upon layer of crème brûlée, fresh pineapple, poached pear, yuzu, white peach, and lemon curd echo on the palate, the voluptuous mouthfeel beautifully counterbalanced with lifting acidity. Additional cellaring has elevated this spectacular 2013 bottling into the realm of transcendent!
A defining feature of this remarkable vintage is in the even growing of the grapes. We began to harvest on August 15th and enjoyed moderate harvest conditions, which allowed us to pick the fruit slowly and consistently as it achieved the perfect ripeness. It was a larger than normal yielding vintage, that produced vibrant and age worthy wines.
Food Pairing Notes
Uncork our Late Disgorged Le Rêve with the dearest of company. Enjoy with expertly prepared shellfish, Mediterranean halibut, or with rich, creamy artisanal cheeses. It’s an excellent match with lobster and drawn butter.