Road 13 2011 Sparkling Chenin Blanc
Hand harvested, sorted and gently whole-cluster pressed at 19 Brix to preserve the natural acidity and fresh fruit aromas from the Chenin Blanc grapes. The slow, cool primary fermentation occurs in stainless steel tanks and aged on light lees for 6 months. The wine was stabilized and bottled “en tirage” for its secondary fermentation in the bottle. The wine was further aged on its lees for 8 years before final disgorging and labelling.
On the nose, notes of green apple, Bosc pear, brioche and toasty pastry burst forth, making the wine come alive. This crisp and lively acidic wine is refreshing on the palate with hints of apple and pear, concluding with a long finish and persistent bubble. Beautifully balanced and luxurious is the intersection point for this traditional method of sparkling wine.