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2006 Extra Brut 2006 Extra Brut

The "Extra Brut" is produced for the growing number of sparkling enthusiasts who on occasion enjoy a very, very dry sparkling wine. These sparkling wines are finished with a dosage of between 0.3 - 0.6 g/100ml of residual sugar, about half that of the omnipresent "Brut" offerings. A progression towards a drier "Brut" has occurred in the sparkling wine world in the past two decades as producers have been able to develop brighter intensity of fruit flavor in the grapes that they grow. This transition has absolutely happened at Schramsberg, where cooler climate vineyards have produced grapes with not only higher acidity, but also riper Pinot Noir and Chardonnay characteristics.

It is ready to enjoy upon release, but will surely age beautifully for another two decades or more to come. Th is opulent and racy style will match extraordinarily well on the raw side with caviar and ceviche, but will also pair perfectly on the cooked side with smoked oysters, mushroom tarts, and veal picatta. A simple antipasto sampling with prosciutto, sopresatta, gouda, pecorino, artichoke heart, and cured olives will also shine alongside.

Tasting Notes -"The 2006 Extra Brut is our first release of an extra dry sparkling wine. Aromas of juicy peach and nectarine are present in addition to more developed character of clove, warm vanilla custard, marzipan and oven-fresh sourdough bread.On fi rst taste there are flavors of lime, pineapple and orange marmalade, followed by nuances of dark cherry and some rhubarb, which are accentuated by hazelnut and black tea. The palate is crisp and tangy with a mouth watering acidity that is long and lingering."
- Winemakers Keith Hock and Hugh Davies
  • Varietal Composition: 84% Pinot Noir, 16% Chardonnay
  • County Composition: 47% Sonoma, 26% Mendocino, 23% Napa, 4% Marin
  • Appellation: North Coast
  • Harvest Dates: August 28 - September 11, 2006
  • Barrel Fermentation: 36%
  • Alcohol: 12.9%
  • TA: 0.86 g/100mL
  • pH: 3.07 RS: .44 g/100mL
  • Release Date: April 1, 2013
  • Cases Produced: 1,108 (9-Liter)

 
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