2014 Small Lot Brut

2014 Small Lot Brut

This is a classic Brut, with aromas and flavors of pear and dried apricot with hints of floral and 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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  • Vintage: 2014
  • Appellation: Arroyo Seco, Monterey
  • Winemaker: Karl D. Wente
  • Alcohol: 12.50%
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Wente Vineyards has been sustainability farming wine grapes in Arroyo Seco, Monterey 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, Monterey. The grapes are handpicked and sorted at harvest time in order to ensure premium quality.


Primary fermentation occurred in stainless steel tank.


Aged for two years in the Wente Vineyards' caves in the Methode Champenoise which requires a secondary fermentation in the bottle.

2014 Small Lot Brut