CRUSE WINE CO. SPARKLING VALDIGUIE RANCH CHIMILES

SKU
7467
$47.99
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Type
SPARKLING
Varietal
VALDIGUIE
Country
UNITED STATES
Region
CALIFORNIA
Sub-region
NORTH COAST
Vintage
2018
Bottle Size
750ML
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    Valdiguie

    Valdiguié (Napa Gamay) from Terry Wilson’s Rancho Chimiles vineyard in Wooden Valley, Napa Valley AVA. A cooler region in south Napa, nestled against the Vacas mountains. Vines are 40+ years old. No tillage in the vineyard with a permanent cover crop on silt loam soils.

    SOIL
    Silt, loam soils

    VITICULTURE
    Farmed using sustainable and organic methods

    VINIFICATION
    Whole clusters were allowed to go through carbonic maceration for a few days then the whole cluster pressed using the same slow steady cycle used for our traditional method sparkling wines. The wine was then fermented in a small stainless steel tank. Towards the end of the fermentation, the wine was bottled, stored, and then riddled, and disgorge. There is no dosage, but a small amount of sulfur was added at disgorging.

    PRODUCTION
    300 cases

    NOTES
    The wine is a clear, pale, watermelon pink. The nose is wildly effusive, with grape and candied strawberries, with the classic rose notes from this vineyard. The palate is intensely vinous, with a creamy mousse. 6 barsof pressure, 9.5% alcohol and 3.22 PH