2013 Brut Méthode Champenoise
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2013 Brut Méthode Champenoise
2013 Brut Méthode Champenoise
2013 Brut Méthode Champenoise
2013 Brut Méthode Champenoise
2013 Brut Méthode Champenoise
2013 Brut Méthode Champenoise

Rated 93 points by BTI. Produced "méthode champenoise" from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay & Pinot Meunier. Dry, crisp, and elegant...

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About This Item

BTI (The Beverage Testing Institute) says:

"White gold color. Floral, toasty aromas and flavors of orange marmalade and toasted brioche, spiced caramel apple in cast iron, and apple blossoms with a supple, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and an even, complex, very long finish manifesting impressions of caramelized citrus, roasted apples and pears, sautéed almonds, and minerals with a suggestion of oak flavor. A toasty, robust Champagne-like bubbly for fans of Krug."  Follow this link to read more:

Damiani Wine Cellars 2013 Brut Methode Champenoise Finger Lakes USA Wine Review | Tastings


Blend: 63 % Pinot Noir & 24% Chardonnay, 12% Pinot Meunier
Bottle fermented - méthode champenoise
Dosage: 2019 Pinot Noir

Dosage TA: 10.5 g/L

Tirage TA: 26 g/L
Harvest Date: 8/26 - 9/2/2013
Harvest Brix: 19.4°, 19.5°, 19.0°
Residual Sugar: 0.6%

Alcohol: 13.0%
Total Acidity: 10.5 g/L
pH: 2.89

Bottling Date: 3/26/2014
Cases Produced: 274

Disgorged in small batches

Vineyard Sites

87.5% East side of Seneca Lake,   12.5% West side of Cayuga Lake

Drink Window: Drink through 2024+

Serving Temp.:  39-46°f

Tasting Notes & Food Pairing

We here at Damiani have always been a little crazy for bubbles.  Our classic, méthode champenoise Brut, has been aged on the lees for five and a half years and we do small batch disgorgement, so each subsequent batch spends even a little longer, languishing on the lees.  For 2013 we dosaged with 2019 Pinot Noir to keep this bottling bright and lively.  In Addition, we are pleased to bring Pinot Meunier, that classic Brut grape, back into the mix.  Pair this wine with a variety of foods from succulent Alaskan king crab legs to a decadent sfogliatella pastry, and remember any occasion can be a considered a special occasion. 

Vintage Notes

Warm weather enthusiastically welcomed the spring of 2013 and brought bud-break slightly ahead of schedule. Warmer than average temperatures throughout the early and middle parts of the growing season showed promise of a great vintage. As the season progressed, the summer brought moderate rainfall, which when coupled with the high temperatures created high disease pressure within our vineyards. Diligent leaf-pulling and fruit-thinning relieved an abundance of stress from our grapes and resulted in beautiful fruit, fully-ripened and without disease. The fall ushered-in cool weather and generous winds, leading to drier conditions and an ideal harvest. The wines produced from the 2013 vintage are finessed with bright fruity flavors and fine, elegant tannins.