Region: Sierra Foothills, California
Vinification: Foot troden, gently and slowly pressed, settled and racked to neutral 227L barrique where it underwent primary fermentation. After 11 months in barrel the wine went en tirage for a second bottle fermentation
Aging: In bottle for 36 months
Fining or Filtering: Disgorged
Sulfur: Minimal added
Notes from the Producer: This wine has more palate presence than the 2018 version, perhaps due to a longer maceration or extended bottle aging. There is a luscious yet delicate weight reminiscent of the airy richness of spongecake -- spongecake strewn with strawberries, ripe plum and bitter cherry. Dynamic tension plays between lightness and lift with noticeable crunchy cranberry-like acid. The overall generosity of flavor is something we have come to notice with Sparkling Mondeuse. It continues to surprise us in how the expressive the varietal characteristics translate to a lighter expression of winemaking.