2013 Brut Zero
Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Appellation
Russian River Valley
Alcohol %
11.9

2013 Brut Zero

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SKU: 2013BrutZero

Tasting notes:

This late-disgorged blanc de blanc was given no dosage at disgorging. The long time aging on the lees and no sugar dosage crafted a wine that is wonderfully fragrant and very focused on the palate. The aromas include toasted brioche, lemon custard and graham cracker. There are hints of warm apple pie and hazelnut on the nose as well as the palate. The flavors are very bright and racy with plenty of citrus and some subtle but ripe fruit flavors of pear and green apple with some wet stone lingering on the long finish. With the elevated acidity. this is a sparkling best paired with food. Perfect for seafood and a good match for hard cheeses, especially a well aged Gouda. (Updated 7.14.18 - Alan)

Vineyard: Leonardo Julio Vineyard

Base wine: Chardonnay

Cases produced: 132 cases

Recipe pairings:

Wine Profile
Ratings
Terroirist.com: Deep yellow color. Brisk and inviting on the nose with oyster shells and chalk dust over top of salted butter, biscuits, bread dough, apricot and lemons. Zesty and light-bodied on the palate but there’s plenty of texture and depth. Green apples, apricot and lemon work really well with these notes of saline, crushed seashells, chalk and minerals. A bracing (in a good way) Brut Zero that would pair wonderfully with shellfish. All Chardonnay, 11.9% alcohol. (91 points IJB)