Ultra Brut is our driest sparkling wine, its low dosage highlighting the structure and minerality of our Brut. Very dry and brisk, it is a contemplative wine that appeals to the true aficionado. Méthode traditionnelle winemaking and three years aging adds depth to this blend of estate grown sustainably farmed Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
Our 2018 vintage is a classic expression of our Ultra Brut. A mélange of key lime, honeydew melon, ginger, and green apple on the nose leads into a palate dancing with notes of ripe pineapple, fresh pear, yuzu, and lemon méringue. With a surprisingly mouthwatering complexity, its bright, crisp fruit and delicate minerality ride on a serious structure that leads to a generous effervescence.
2018 had the coolest temperatures we had seen since 2011, allowing an extended hang time for the fruit and longer flavor development. Additionally, replenished reservoirs and healthy vineyards from the
abundant rains of the previous vintage allowed for a larger than normal crop. These elements translate to the perfect combination of a high-yield and high-quality vintage that winemakers dream about.
Food Pairing Notes
A wine with such textural vibrance and intriguing tension pairs beautifully with a rich, creamy sauced linguine, grilled pineapple fish tacos with pineapple salsa, or foods with a natural voluptuousness such as raw oysters, or Dungeness crab.