The 2002 Schramsberg Blanc de Noirs bursts with a lively bright mixture of peach, strawberry, and candied orange aromas. Honeyed and caramelized characters have gently developed over the course of bottle-aging in our mountain caves
Combining the best qualities of youth and age, the palate shows off vibrant stone fruit flavors with a silky mix of vanilla crème. The quenching finish is extended with full zesty acidity.
Source: 65% Napa County, 28% Mendocino County, 6% Sonoma County, 1% Marin County
Making a white wine from a red grape requires great care—handpicked fruit, early morning harvest, optimal fruit maturity and delicate pressing. A balance of bright flavors, crisp acidity and minimal tannins is achieved. Three years of yeast contact knits all the elements together in a mature, toasty style.
The Blanc de Noirs is especially appealing with salmon, sea bass, lighter meats such as veal, duck and pork tenderloin, caviar, risotto with chanterelles and vegetables, or with cheese fondue.