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R&B CELLARS CHANSON ETOILES
Item: #245410
Bottle Size: 750ml
$29.95
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R&B CELLARS CHANSON DES ETOILES

2013 ORANGE COUNTY FAIR GOLD MEDAL WINNER

A blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay from North Coast vineyrads. In keeping with the Methode Champenoise tradition of sourcing from numerous vineyards for the basic blend, we selected several superb vineyards for both the Pinot Noir and the Chardonnay, all from the North Coast appellation. The fruit was harvested in late August, while the grapes retained the bright acidity and slightly under-ripe character that is desirable for great sparkling wine. The Pinot Noir and the Chardonnay were fermented in separate lots and upon completion were blended together to create the base "assemblage". Secondary fermentation took place in the bottle and was on tirage for 10 months. After disgorgment, the final dosage was added and it was given its final cork and basket and laid down to rest. It's crisp and bright, with very fine bubbles; a classic Methode Champenoise, with just the right yeasty and creamy notes to be reminiscent of the finest champagnes from France.
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