Sparkling wine deserves a place on the table year-round, regardless of the season. In Champagne, a long tirage (aging on lees) is the standard. The minimum for Vintage Champagne is three years. Extended aging gives the wine a host of complex and luscious flavors.
Domestically, sparkling wines—and especially Vintage sparkling wines with an extended tirage—are rare. Why? Because the process is laborious, resource intensive, and it takes a whole lot of time and patience.
Our 2016 Blanc de Blancs is made from Chardonnay grapes grown in Block 9 of our Seven Springs Estate Vineyards. This wine spends a full four years aging on the lees before we release it to you, and the resulting wine is soft and palate-coating, marked by flavors of fresh green apple, lemon zest, brioche, and a touch of cream.