Nose

Cuvée M Red has a gorgeous red wine nose of cassis, red plums and elderberries with hints of tobacco and cardamom.

Growing Conditions

Achieving the correct balance between the depth and richness of a complex red wine and the elegant méthode traditionelle requires exceptional grapes and winemaking artistry. Cuvée M Red is one of our most requested winery exclusive releases.

Winemaking

To create the Cuvée M Red, a five-day whole berry cold soak extracts fresh fruit and red berry flavors as well as deep colors before fermentation begins. After fermentation, wine is quickly pressed off the skins to avoid overextraction of harsh tannins. The red wine completes fermentation in French oak, adding spice and structure. To achieve the wine’s sparkling transformation, the red wines become part of a “tirage” - a blend of the base wine, yeasts and sugar – then are bottled for the secondary fermentation. The wine is disgorged with a Syrah-based liquor dosage, which brightens the black berry and smoky spice tones.

Appearance

A deep, dark ruby in the glass.

Food Pairing

Wildly versatile, Cuvée M Red is fantastic for pairing with anything from BBQ to a holiday hors d’oeuvres spread.