With bright aromas of cranberry and raspberry, this traditional method, brut-style sparkling wine has fine bubbles.
24% Frontenac blanc
Cellardoor Estate Vineyard – Lincolnville, Maine
SWEETNESS DESIGNATION: Brut
WINEMAKER NOTES:The 2017 vintage broke records for fall temperatures in Maine resulting in lower than usual acid in our estate grapes. The main component of the blend, Marquette, provides a striking color to the wine from its uncommonly red juice. Without needing skin contact for color, we can press the grapes as soon as they are harvested – resulting in fresh pink juice with no tannin. Following a gentle pressing, we co-fermented the Marquette and Frontenac blanc then opted for a partial malolactic fermentation. Upon finding the right acid balance and mouthfeel, we chose to age the blend 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 43 months before disgorging the yeast and corking. The extended lees contact in bottle allows for more pronounced and complex flavors, enhanced mouthfeel, and fine bubbles. With 8 g/L sugar added for a dosage, this stunning rose is a classic brut style.
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.
- Bright summer salads with vinaigrette
- Any celebration
$27.00 bottle / $120.00 case
$40.00 bottle / $220.oo/case