What does it mean when a sparkling wine is "late disgorged"? Taste our 2015 Estate Brut and our 2013 Late Disgorged Brut side by side and discover the winemaking process with our founding winemaker Eileen! Late Disgorged Tasting
2015 Estate Brut: Our Estate Brut is a small cuvée comprised only of grapes grown in our own vineyards. In 2009 we made our first prototype of this cuvée and we were so pleased with the results that we committed to produce it on an ongoing basis exclusively for our Wine Club members and winery guests. The wine was aged a minimum of three years in our cellar. We love this wine now, but know it has exceptional further aging potential.
2013 Late Disgorged Brut: 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.