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2019 Las Jaras Sparkling

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The Gist

  • Grape Varietal: Carignan
  • Mendocino, CA
  • Organic farming
  • 'Methode Untaditionelle'; hand-picked grapes; whole-cluster pressed in stainless steel; wine stored sur latte (on its side) for 15 months before disgorging
  • Unfined
  • 12% ABV
  • Distributed by Amy Atwood Selections

From the winemaker, "This is the fourth vintage of our sparkling wine utilizing the unique method that we call methode untraditionelle. We have found that many sparkling wines can be quite gauche as a result of the compromises the winemakers have to make with the traditional method. Our unique method results in a wine that is very refined and elegant with nothing forced. Here we find a copper hue, a nose of green strawberry, hay in the breeze, toasted hazelnuts and marshmallow. On the palate there is apricot, comice pear and cocoa enveloped in a fine texture. There is a long finish with crisp lime like acidity. This wine will age beautifully over the next several years."