In California Champagne styles, the term "Blanc de Noirs" means a white cuvee (blend) from black grapes. In reality, the color is a very light blush of pink and copper. We achieve this style by gently pressing whole, uncrushed clusters of red grapes with very light pressure. As the grapes are pressed, the skins split and let the juice flow out of the berry. The juice is a pale green color at first, then starts to pick up some pink and copper hues as the pressing continues. When the color starts to become too dark, the pressing is stopped to maintain the delicate style we desire.The fruit-forward base cuvee, combined with the elegance provided by the Methode Champenoise process, makes for a beautifully refreshing champagne. Korbel's Blanc de Noirs is finished with a medium-dry dosage level that is in harmonious balance with the generous fruit.
Fresh and full of flavor, Korbel Non-Vintage Blanc de Noirs is the perfect summer champagne. Korbel uses Pinot Noir cuvées with lots of fruit forward flavors of raspberry and strawberry, balanced with a moderate dosage for a delicate medium-dry finish.
VARIETAL COMPOSITION:PINOT NOIR
DOSAGE AT FINISHING:1.5% BY WEIGHT
TOTAL ACIDITY:.75 G/100ML
YEAST:PRISSE DE MOUSSE
DISGORGED:THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
Non-Vintage Blanc de Noirs is a classic pairing with smoked chicken, or desserts using chocolate, raspberries or strawberries.