Has developed aromas of lemon shortbread, lime peel, and glazed apricot; complemented by hints of toasted brioche and butterscotch.
The flavors are bright and refreshing on entry with nuances of white peach and pineapple balanced by cardamom spice. The palate is rich on entry with a long lingering finish.
County Composition: 96% Napa, 2% Mendocino, 1% Sonoma, 1% Marin
Barrel Fermentation: 14%
Aging on the yeast for two and a half years prior to disgorgement adds complexity.
The sweetness in Crémant is subtle, providing a fine balance with desserts, such as fruit tarts, poached fruits, light cakes, custards, exotic sorbets, gingerbread, and crème brûlée. It also compliments a wide range of spicy Asian foods, blue cheeses, and matches especially well with foie gras.