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. We love this wine now, but know it has exceptional further aging potential.
A select blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, this voluminous, beautifully integrated wine displays all the intricacy and harmony of our Carneros estate fruit. The nose offers enticing notes of honeysuckle, marzipan, almond paste, and orange blossom. Round and full in the mouth, flavors of poached pear, key lime, coconut, and ginger ride on balancing acidity through a lingering finish.
2015 started with an early bud break, and continued through to an early harvest, the second earliest harvest in the history of Domaine Carneros, on July 31st. The light yields of this vintage resulted in a concentration of flavors and complexity in the fruit.
Food Pairing Notes
Due to the extended aging prior to disgorgement, we recommend pairing this wine with rich double and triple cream cheeses, or shellfish. Perfect with just a few toasted nuts, or even on its own.