Nose

Fresh aromas of sweet red apple, pineapple and citrus blossom, are complemented by nuances of warm caramel and fresh sourdough.

Palate

The palate is crisp and lively, with exotic flavors of guava and papaya, followed by Mandarin orange and Meyer lemon. The wine finishes with a tangy acidity that lingers in the mouth.

Growing Conditions

All grapes for Mirabelle are grown in the cool-climate pockets of California’s North Coast. County Composition: 33% Napa, 23% Sonoma, 17% Mendocino, 16% Monterey, 6% Marin, 5% Santa Barbara

Harvest

The fruit is hand-picked in the early morning hours at optimal maturity.

Winemaking

Individual lot fermentations allow the winemakers to carefully select the components that make up the finished blend. Vintage Blend: 93% 2013, 7% aged reserve lots

Aging

After bottle fermentation and about two years of aging en tirage, subsequent trials determine the ideal dosage to finish this brut style.

Food Pairing

Mirabelle Brut works well as a dry apéritif and is also well-suited as an accompaniment to a broad range of foods, including oysters on the half shell, sushi, baked halibut, cheeses and cream-based pasta dishes.