Blanc de Blancs
Extra brut with a bright nose of spiced apple and pear.
44% L’Acadie blanc
28% Frontenac gris
28% Frontenac blanc
100% Cellardoor Estate Vineyard, Lincolnville, ME
SWEETNESS DESIGNATION: Extra Brut
WINEMAKER NOTES: With above-average temperatures and a dry fall, 2016 was a near-perfect growing season in Maine. While this vintage of Blanc de Blancs includes a significant portion of our Frontenac gris and blanc, it marked the first harvest of our estate L’Acadie blanc – a grape with naturally ideal harvest parameters for sparkling wine. After undergoing a partial malolactic fermentation, we chose to age the blend of the three grapes in stainless steel rather than oak prior to tirage. After bottling the base wine with yeast and sugar for a Traditional Method bottle fermentation, we aged the wine for an additional 32 months before disgorging the yeast and corking. With just a minimal dosage, this wine is crafted as an extra brut.
SPECIAL NOTE: Due to the naturally high levels of calcium in our soils, our estate grapes are also high in calcium. This can cause calcium tartrate crystals to form in the bottle. These crystals are just calcium falling out of solution over time and will cause no harm or flavor change.
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