Flying Goat Cellars 2014 Crémant, Sierra Madre Vineyard Santa Maria Valley

Flying Goat Cellars 2014 Crémant, Sierra Madre Vineyard Santa Maria Valley

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Our 2014 Crémant is made from the peppy Pinot Blanc clone 159 from Sierra Madre

Vineyard in the Santa Maria Valley AVA. Pinot Blanc grape is a white wine grape that is

a point genetic mutation of Pinot Noir. Pinot Noir is genetically unstable and will

occasionally experience a point mutation in which a vine bears all black fruit except for

one cane which produced white fruit. We include this grape in our portfolio because it

fits with our love of working with Pinot Noir and the vibrant fresh fruit flavors and

refreshing acidity of Pinot Blanc make it a perfect grape for sparkling wine. From a

winemaking standpoint, Pinot Blanc from Santa Maria Valley produces elegant fruit

forward still wines and we decided to try it in a sparkler. This is our fifth vintage of

Crémant and we have noticed consistency in the vineyard each year.

Tasting Notes

 

This pale lemon colored sparkler has lovely aromatics of tangerine and white peach that

tantalize the nose. Fresh tangerine flavors burst through on the palate. The bright finish

includes the texture of limestone on the mid-palate. Lemon curd and Key lime pie pair

perfectly with this tasty sparkler. Also, serve with eggs Benedict for brunch or with

appetizers such as brie, prosciutto and bresaola. Aging potential is 4-6 years. This is

Kate’s favorite sparkler during warm weather and just everyday celebrations of life!

 

Details

Harvested: August 15, 2014

Alcohol: 12.9% by Volume

Bottled: May 11, 2015

pH: 3.09

Disgorged: March 31, 2016

T.A.: .87 g/100ml

Released: April 9, 2016

Brix: 20.0

Production: 140 cases