This Pétillant Natural was made with pristine fruit grown in the cool-climate region of Los Carneros, which was fortunate to have smoke-free skies and consistent weather during the 2021 growing season. Beginning with cool spring temperatures and strong breezes from the San Pablo Bay followed by a warm summer without heat waves, the season allowed for even and gradual ripening. After reaching their fullest potential on the vine, the grapes were hand-picked and whole cluster pressed before partial fermentation in stainless steel. Finished unrefined and unfiltered, this unique wine was then packaged in the same bottle where its energetic bubbles were created.
2021 Los Carneros Pétillant Naturel Sparkling Wine
Once poured, this wine’s youthful character comes to life with aromas of ripe red fruits, citrus rind, and rustic spices. On the palate, the natural energy of the tiny bubbles is intermixed with tart and tangy notes of cranberry and sour cherry. The creamy texture creates a smooth path for the core pinot noir flavors of bright plum, dark cherry, and fresh pomegranate to intermingle with nuances of wild sage, blood orange, and allspice. A racy acidity reflects the balance of the vintage and supports the dry finish.
53% Pinot Noir
100% Los Carneros
Whole-cluster pressed to stainless steel and finished in-bottle