2015 Brut - Méthode Champenoise
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2015 Brut - Méthode Champenoise
2015 Brut - Méthode Champenoise
2015 Brut - Méthode Champenoise
2015 Brut - Méthode Champenoise

Produced "Méthode Champenoise" or in the traditional method from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.

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About This Item


Blend: 63% Chardonnay, 31 % Pinot Noir, & 6% Pinot Meunier
Méthode champenoise
Dosage: Chardonnay

Tank fermented, aged on lees for 5 months, tirage bottled February 2016, aged en tirage for 8 years, riddled & disgorged January 2023, minimal dosage @ 3.5 g/L

Dosage TA: 3.5 g/L
Harvest Date: 8/22 - 9/1/2015
Harvest Brix: 19.4°, 19.5°, 19.0°
Residual Sugar: 0.25%


Sterile filtered at tirage
Alcohol: 12.0%
Total Acidity: 7.7 g/L
pH: 3.17

Tirage Bottled: 2/22/2016
Cases Produced: 30

Hand disgorged 1/27/ 2023


Vineyard Sites

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

Drink Window: Now – 2025 – 2033+.

Serving Temperature:  39°-46°f

Tasting Notes

A glorious sparkling wine that commands admiration, our 2015 Brut breaks from the past Damiani ‘norm’ due to its Chardonnay-heavy composition.  Elegant and tantalizing notes of baking bread and juicy pear greet your nose and invite you to sip.  Your palate is met with a lovely, effervescent mousse followed by scrumptious flavors of peach cobbler, green apple, and brioche.  Save this glorious bubbly for your most special of occasions… or Tuesday night.  We won’t judge.

Vintage Notes

For the second year in a row, we experienced another very harsh winter in the Finger Lakes.  Sustained low temperatures and late frosts caused a great deal of vine damage and bud death but as always lower yields result in improved fruit quality.  In spite of the harsh winter, we were graced with a growing season that started out cool and wet but finished with a healthy showing of sun and heat.  Harvest kicked off at the usual time with lots of sun and was temperate with little rain.  All in all, it was a good harvest and though yields were down between 20-40% on nearly every varietal the result was exceptional quality, with complex fruit across the board.  Expect lush, rich, voluptuous wines from this vintage!