The Schramsberg style of Blanc de Blancs is dry and crisp. With its vibrant, fruitful and crisp nature, this sparkling wine will maintain its freshness, structure and refined finish for many years, even decades following its initial release.While this wine can be enjoyed by itself as an apéritif, it is also perfect with oysters and other shellfish, crab cakes, ceviche and grilled sea bass. It is also delicious with lemon chicken and Thai curries. Serve with aged Gouda or other hard cheeses, and as a counterpoint to soft triple creams.
The wine presents notes of key lime, green apple and honeydew melon, ripe Anjou pear and dried pineapple. The lingering finish is nicely balanced.
(100% Chardonnay). Small lots of malolactic and barrel fermented wines (23%) were blended and aged sur lie in bottle for two years prior to disgorgement.
Our Blanc de Blancs received world recognition in 1972 when it was served for the "Toast to Peace” inBeijing between President Nixon and Premier Chou En-lai. It has since been served by our Presidentsat home and abroad on countless occasions. The 1989 vintage won a Gold Medal at the Pacific RimWine Competition in Hong Kong and the 1994 vintage was awarded "Best of Show” by the QuarterlyReview of Wines. The 1998 vintage won silver medals at the Orange County Fair, the Grand HarvestAwards and the Orange county Wine Competition.