2016 Blanc de Noirs
Anderson Valley Estate
Chardonnay & Pinot Noir
7 months in 66% stainless steel barrels & 34% in neutral French oak, 42 months "sur latte" before disgorging.
Disgorged March 2020
Dosage of 4 g/l
"Pale green hue with medium deep peachy color. The layered nose opens in the glass. It is deep and multidimensional with raspberry, strawberry and citrus flowers. Powerful on the palate, it shows layers of flowers, peach and small red fruit. The mousse is very fine and persistent and backed by a fine acidic spine. The finish is long, mouthwatering and delicate. Ready for another glass or years of cellaring." - Stéphane Vivier
An early bud break, wet spring soils, and a long growing season produced a vintage with excellent quality. A wet spring started fast and rapid growth was met with average summer temperatures, which slowed development and reduced yields. The result was a moderate crop of well-concentrated fruit that ripened fully and slowly before an early harvest.
Food Pairing Notes
Oysters, Smoked Salmon, Pasta Carbonara