NV Piper Sonoma Brut Sonoma County

Wine

Piper Sonoma Brut is made in the the traditional manner of the Champagne region in France. The grapes, a classic blend of 60% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Noir and 25% Pinot Meunier, are hand-harvested early in the season in order to ensure high acidity and low potential alcohol. Lots from vineyards in Sonoma, Carneros and Dry Creek Valley are fermented separately in stainless steel. In early winter, the wines are tasted and painstakingly blended in order to create a cuvée that maintains consistency with earlier vintages. The final blend is bottled with bit of yeast and sweetness to kick off the second fermentation inside each bottle. After 18 months of aging on the lees and further blending with 20 – 25% reserve wines (hence, the non-vintage dating), this delightful sparkling wine is ready to drink. Combining the sophistication and elegance of fine Champagne with the sunshine and bright fruit of California, Piper Sonoma offers value that says “no special occasion necessary!”  

Winemaking

Fermented first in stainless steel and secondly inside the bottle and then aged 18 months on the lees. 

Tasting notes

Pale gold in color, the wine delights with petite bubbles and delicate aromas of ripe apple, toast and peach. The palate is dry, crisp and bright with fresh citrus notes and a long elegant finish with hints of strawberry and vanilla smoke.

Appellation

Sonoma County

Varietal

60% Chardonnay, 25% Pinot Meunier, 15% Pinot Noir

Size

750ml

Closure

Cork

Alcohol

12.5%

MLF

0%

UPC

087236010010