Blanc de Blancs has fresh aromas of green apple, pear, grapefruit and lime zest. The fruitful nose is complemented by developed nuances of "fresh from the oven" bread and candied citrus. Generous flavors of grapefruit, lime and pineapple are present in this wine. The palate is crisp on entry with a long, tangy and refreshing acidity.
This wine is dry and crisp with abundant flavors of lemon, apple, pear and pineapple. Small lots of malolactic and barrel-fermented wines are added for complexity. The wine is aged on the yeast lees in the bottle for about three years prior to disgorgement. With its bright fruit and crisp characters, this sparkling wine will maintain its freshness, structure and refined finish for many years following its initial release.
This is our "oysters on the half shell" sparkling wine with a citrus-like crispness that make it ideal with a variety of fresh seafood. It is also delicious by itself as an aperitif or as an accompaniment to light poultry, cheese, and vegetable courses.
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.