Richness and complexity begin on the nose, with bounding aromas of lemon zest, green apples, white flowers, and a hint of brioche. The palate is round and full, revealing poached pear, yuzu, honeycomb, lemon crisp, and fresh apple cobbler with a toasty finish that lingers on the palate, begging for another sip. This winery exclusive wine has been aged to perfection yet will enjoy additional evolution in the cellar over the next decade.
The 2019 growing season started with saturated soils thanks to abundant winter and spring rains. Cooler weather throughout the summer meant plenty of time for flavors and aromatics to develop, and an early heat spike in August helped push the ample crop of grapes to full maturity, with a harvest start date of August 15. The continuing heat of August resulted in a fast and furious sparkling harvest of 22 days. The wines that resulted have a focused elegance on the palate that finishes with bright acidity.
Food Pairing Notes
This 2019 vintage of our Estate Brut can be enjoyed by itself to appreciate the nuanced beauty contained within, or paired with simple accompaniments such as popcorn or a cheese and charcuterie board. Perfect with just a few toasted nuts or goat cheeses, it will also enhance simple to complex meals. Oysters and shellfish dishes work well, and we suggest trying it with Asian cuisine.