Nose

A nice layer of biscuit and bread dough aromas in the wine.

Palate

Rich and complex aged flavors of nougat, orange marmalade, honey, gingerbread and quince jam highlight a creamy mid palate texture. A very crisp and refreshing acidity, with a round supple mouthfeel lingering to a very long and powerful finish. This wine already displays a great intensity, and will age beautifully for the next 10 to 15 years.

Winemaking

This wine was crafted for sparkling wine aficionados who like a lot of power and depth in their wines. Atypical from the style of other sparkling wines crafted by Mumm Napa, this 2010 Blanc de Blancs Oak Barrel Aged is a bold attempt to create a Chardonnay sparkling wine aged for 8 months 100% in 3 to 8 year old French barrels before secondary bottle fermentation. Forty-two months of yeast aging.

Food Pairing

Great by itself for a toast, this Blanc de Blancs is also a wonderful companion to densely flavored dishes, such as poultry game dishes or a spicy risotto. It can also live up to a platter of intensely flavored cheeses.