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Mirabelle (1 x 750 ml)
As with Schramsberg’s single-vintage sparkling wines, all grapes for Mirabelle are grown in the cool-climate pockets of California’s North Coast, including Carneros, Anderson Valley, Sonoma Coast and Marin County. The fruit is hand-picked in the early morning hours at optimal maturity. Individual lot fermentations allow the winemakers to carefully select the components that make up the finished blend. After bottle fermentation and about two years of aging en tirage, subsequent trials determine the ideal dosage to finish this brut style.
Mirabelle Brut works well as a dry apéritif and is also well-suited as an accompaniment to a broad range of foods, including oysters on the half shell, sushi, baked halibut, cheeses and cream-based pasta dishes.
This Mirabelle Brut has generous fruitful aromas of red apple, pineapple and pear, followed by nuances of warm caramel and vanilla. In the mouth, there are flavors of guava and papaya, followed by Mandarin orange and Meyer lemon. The palate is crisp on entry with a citrus acidity and a lingering finish.- Winemakers Sean Thompson and Hugh Davies