“Dosage” is the term for how much sugar is added to sparkling wine. Sparkling wine grapes are picked early during harvest compared to other grape varietals to remain extremely acidic. Therefore, sugar is added as a component during the winemaking process (dosage) to balance out the acidity. Discover the exacting science and taste the difference in sugar levels with this tasting with Eileen! Dosage Levels Tasting
2014 Ultra Brut: Ultra Brut is a style of Sparkling wine that is rarely produced. Very dry and brisk, it is a contemplative wine that appeals to the true aficionado. A winery exclusive. Look for notes of lemon zest, passion fruit and wild flower. With a surprising mouthwatering complexity, its bright, crisp fruit and dusty minerality ride on a serious structure, the persistent, palate-cleansing finish lingering on.
2015 Estate Brut: Our Estate Brut is a small cuvée comprised only of grapes grown in our own vineyards. The wine was aged a minimum of three years in our cellar. Richness and complexity begin on the nose, with bounding aromas of green apple, crème brûlée, and orange blossom. The palate is dense and full, revealing juicy pear, honey dew melon and lemon zest, with a savory underpinning that melds into the long finish. Vividly capturing the character of our Estate vineyards, here’s another great example of low-yield, exceptional harvest that 2015 gave us.
2014 Vermeil Demi-Sec: Verméil (vehr-MAY) is a Demi-Sec, or lightly sweet sparkling wine. Modern tastes have driven most fine sparkling wines to the dry side; however, an extra touch of dosage makes for a delightful experience. A gorgeous tribute to the 2014 vintage, aromas of lychee, apricot, lemon and white flowers beckon on a delicate mousse of bubbles. Luscious flavors evoke honeydew melon, pear and honeycomb filling the wine’s round palate and long, creamy finish.