Gala | Chardonnay Extra Brut 2015

 

Winemaker Notes

The grapes were hand harvested into small boxes. The wine was produced using the traditional method of bottle fermentation. The wine was aged at least 24 months on its lees, then disgorged.

Tasting Notes

This is a sparkling extra brut, blanc de blancs wine. It has a pale brilliant yellow-green color with persistent mousse and fine bead. The aroma is intense apple with hints of orange peel and walnuts. On the palate, nuttiness is complemented by a round, soft texture. The long finish is characterized by a crisp, refreshing acidity and pronounced minerality.

Suggested Pairings

This wine is a delightful accompaniment to oysters. It also goes will with stuffed mushrooms, a brie or triple-cream cheese, and of course foie gras. It should be served at 44 and 46 degrees Fahrenheit and can be cellared for 2-6 years.

Details

VINTAGE: 2015

GRAPES:  100% Chardonnay

REGION: Moravia, Czech Republic

ALCOHOL: 12.5%

ACIDITY: 8 g/l

RESIDUAL SUGAR: 4 g/l