Mirabelle (1 x 750 ml)

Mirabelle is Schramsberg’s multi-vintage brut sparkling wine. This young, bright bubbly exhibits the crisp acidity and vibrant green apple/citrus fruit that is characteristic of cool-climate Chardonnay. Pinot Noir adds body, mid-palate and further richness of fruit flavor. Unlike our vintage bottlings, Mirabelle gains unique depth from blending additions of aged base wines, stored in barrels and tanks at the winery from prior vintages. These older lots add significant palate richness and aromatic complexity.

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.

Tasting notes

This Mirabelle Brut has generous fruitful aromas of pear, tangerine and ripe peach,followed by nuances of vanilla and star anise. In the mouth, there are flavors of mandarin orange, stone fruit and yellow apple. The palate is crisp on entry with a citrus acidity and a lingering finish.- Winemakers Sean Thompson and Hugh Davies

Reviews

92 Points
A creamy texture, buttery aromas and subtle ginger flavor make this wine from Schramsberg generous, complex and easy to love. Bosc pear, white peach, powdered ginger and cinnamon all combine for good complexity and concentration. Chardonnay leads the blend 68% to 32% Pinot Noir.- Wine Enthusiast (November 2018)
91 Points
Delicately rich, with a hint of maturity, offering plush notes of roasted nut, Asian pear, cinnamon brioche and spice.- Wine Spectator (December 2018)
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