2013 Small Lot Brut
This is a classic Brut, with aromas and flavors of pear and dried apricot with hints of floral,crème brulee and apple. It has nice complexity from the sur lies aging in the Methode Champenoise,and has a refreshing crispness and lingering vanilla cream aftertaste that pairs exceptionally well with food.
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Wente Vineyards has been sustainability farming wine grapes in Arroyo Seco since the 1960’s. With a long, cool growing season and river gravel soils, this region is ideal for Chardonnay. Our small lot wine is sourced from carefully selected blocks on these estate vineyards located in the northwestern corner of Arroyo Seco. The grapes are handpicked and sorted at harvest time in order to ensure premium quality.
Primary fermentation occurred in stainless steel tanks.
The wine was then aged for two years in the Wente Vineyards' caves in the traditional Methode Champenoise, which requires a secondary fermentation in the bottle.