McBride Sisters Collection Reserve Sparkling Wine, Blanc de Blancs 2021
With plenty of citrus as well as Chardonnay's characteristic stone fruit and pineapple notes, this wine shines with fresh aromatics. Neutral barrel fermentation brings a soft, creamy texture that contrasts with the fruit's firm acidity. Bottled with lots of fresh fruit intensity, a full 20 months of aging en tirage (on the lees of the secondary fermentation in the bottle) creates rich, yeasty aromas of fresh-baked bread as well as a fine, persistent mousse.
Methode Traditionelle Sparkling Chardonnay from a single vineyard in Santa Lucia Highlands. Barrel fermented cuvee and tirage aged 20 months in the bottle prior to disgorging.