Blanc de Blancs
Bright, sleek and mineral, our Estate Blanc de Blancs has notes of grilled pineapple, poached quince, and caramelized creme brulee.
50% Frontenac blanc
50% Frontenac gris
100% Cellardoor Estate Vineyard, Lincolnville, ME
SWEETNESS DESIGNATION: Brut
WINEMAKER NOTES: The 2014 vintage in Maine saw a cool wet summer followed by a mild warm fall. The warm fall kept us on track for harvesting our grapes on October 11 before the frost hit. To reduce the natural high acidity in the grapes, we followed the primary fermentation with a secondary malolactic fermentation after which we aged the wine in neutral barrels sur lie for 6 months (stirring the lees weekly). Once we achieved the desired chemistry and mouthfeel, we bottled the base wine with yeast and sugar for a Traditional Method bottle fermentation. The wine was then allowed to age on the lees for an additional 21 months before disgorging the yeast and corking. As a final touch, we added a 15 g/L dosage for perfect balance.
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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