(From 2013 Vintage) The Schramsberg style of Blanc de Blancs is dry and crisp. 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 two years prior to disgorgement. 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.
The 1997 Blanc de Blancs is showing wonderful aromas of roasted almonds and toast that compliment brighter notes of pineapple, citrus, and green apple. The crisp, fresh fruit aromas are balanced by the more mature nuances that have developed during the barrel and yeast aging. The flavors are deliciously tart and creamy, offering richness and dimension while retaining the finesse and delicacy one expects from a Chardonnay-based cuvee. This wine should age beautifully for at least ten to fifteen mo...