2014 Flying Goat Cellars Brut Cuvée
Rio Vista Vineyard & Sierra Madre Vineyards Santa Barbara County
In celebration of 10 years of Goat Bubbles we released our inaugural 2013 Brut Cuvée in 2015. We use the term cuvée to specifically indicate a blend, a wine produced from a mixture of several grape varieties, rather than a varietal wine. Our other four sparklers are single varietal and single vineyard. Thus, our cuvée will vary in the blend from year to year and always be a pleasant surprise. The 2014 is a blend of 75% Pinot Noir Clone 2A from Rio Vista Vineyard and 25% Chardonnay Clone 15 from Sierra Madre Vineyard.
Get ready for a bubbles ballet! This sophisticated sparkler is a lovely sun kissed peach color with notes of red delicious apples, pear blossom and apricots, enhanced by a toasty aroma, on the nose. It’s elegant on the palate, with limestone minerality and hints of persimmon on the finish. Angels on horseback is the perfect hors d'oeuvre to pair with this sparkler. Lox, bagels, cream cheese and capers or flounder sautéed with a light cream sauce are other yummy pairings. It’s ideal for your anniversary toast!
- Harvested: August 6, 2014
- Alcohol: 12.9% by Volume
- Bottled: July 7, 2015
- pH: 3.20
- Disgorged: July 25, 2016
- T.A.: .84 g/100ml
- Released: October 1, 2016
- Brix: 20.5
- Production: 203 cases
- Clone: Pinot Noir 2A/Chardonnay 15