2017 Brut - Méthode Champenoise
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2017 Brut - Méthode Champenoise
2017 Brut - Méthode Champenoise
2017 Brut - Méthode Champenoise
2017 Brut - Méthode Champenoise
2017 Brut - Méthode Champenoise
2017 Brut - Méthode Champenoise

Produced "Méthode Champenoise" from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier. Dry, exuberant, and elegant.

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About This Item

Blend: 55% Chardonnay, 25% Pinot Noir, & 20% Pinot Meunier
Hand Harvested: 8/30 - 9/15/2017
Tank fermented, aged on ferment lees for 5 months, tirage bottled ~Feb 2018, aged en tirage for 5 years, riddled & disgorged July 2023, minimal dosage @ 1.5 g/L
Dosage: Chardonnay

Dosage TA: 1.5 g/L
RS: 0.40%
ABV: 12.0%
TA: 10.1 g/L
pH: 3.04

Sterile filtered at tirage
Tirage Bottled: February 2018
Cases Produced: 100

Hand disgorged: July 2023

AVA: Finger Lakes


Vineyard Sites:

East side of Seneca Lake
West side of Cayuga Lake

Drink Window: Now – 2027 – 2036+.
Serving Temperature:  39°-46°f

Tasting Notes

Our 2017 Brut is bliss in a bottle.  Tiny bubbles deliver delectable aromas of juicy pear, fresh toasted baguette, and lemon blossom.  A rich, lush mousse floods the palate with a prismatic array of flavors featuring ripe pear, toast, green apple, butterscotch, and lemon curd.  Graceful and daring and delicious; invite this Brut to all of your parties.

Vintage Notes

Winter in 2017 was again unexpectedly, and a little nerve-wrackingly, mild (we kept waiting for the other shoe to drop). After the drought of 2016 I think we all welcomed the rains of early spring 2017 but when the wet continued into late spring… then early summer… then midsummer… enough was enough. Just when everyone felt that all was lost mid-July dried right up, temperatures soared, and we were finally blessed with Summer with a capital “S”.  The vines went wild! In October, mid-harvest, it still felt like high summer. Harvest just kept going and going with everyone reporting larger than normal yields and I think we were all a little more than pleasantly surprised by the truly astonishing qualities we were finding. Look to whites from 2017 to be vibrantly expressive and reds to be stately and sophisticated.