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Made in the traditional Champagne method from the SCRIBE Estate vineyard on the southwest-facing slope of Arrowhead Mountain in the southern Mayacamas Volcanic Range. We have specific rows in the Robert Young and Clone 6 Chardonnay plantings that are dedicated to our sparkling wine program and farmed for that purpose; leaving more leaf coverage to avoid any potential sunburn on the grape skins.
2019 meteorological data: Northern California experienced another cool and wet winter which kept the vines dormant through late March/ early April. The springtime brought a mix of heat spells followed by cool and wet weather. Our initial predictions were for a later harvest, but the warm summer months hastened the growing cycle of the vines. Harvest started for us on August 14th with Rosé of Pinot Noir and ended with our Atlas West Cabernet Sauvignon in mid-October.
soil type: Huichica loam, volcanic ash
Tirage occurred in June of 2017 and was aged on lees until disgorgement in July of 2019.
| 18.6 °Bx | pH 3.35 | TA 5.9 g/L
DOSE 2g/L | 11.5% alc.
SCRIBE Sparkling Chardonnay is one of our limited production wines released throughout the year to SVS members. To find out more information about joining the SVS to gain access to these specialty wines and other member benefits, click here or call us at 707.939.1858.