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Scharffenberger – Brut

United States
California
Wine
Sparkling

The Facts

Origins United States > California > Mendocino

Appellation Mendocino

Cepage 60% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir

Winemaking Méthode traditionelle process. 80% undergoes malolactic fermentation; 85% current vintage wine and 15% reserve wine.

Aging 2 years on lees

Alcohol Content 12.5 %

Production 20,000 cases

Serendipity Markets Texas

The Character

Tasting Notes After approximately two years on the lees, there are notes of freshly baked bread and pastry that enhances the more fruit forward style of the wine. Finally, after several months on the cork, the wine develops caramel and hazelnut complexors.

Overall Biscuitty & Fruit-driven

Mouthfeel Round & full-bodied wine

Aromas Freshly baked bread and pastry that enhances the more fruit forward style of the wine

Selling Point Stellar quality, delicious sparkling wines

Pairings Fresh oysters, Frites

Awards 91 Wine Enthusiast, 91 Wine & Spirits, 90 Wine Spectator

Sustainability Sustainable In Practice t

The Story

On average 80% of the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation to bring balance to the acid profile. This method was adopted early on to create a wine that is richer, fuller and more approachable without compromising its structure.
The blend is composed of 85% current vintage wine and 15% reserve wine. The reserve wine is blended and matured by following a solera system or continuous cuvee approach. A small portion of reserve wine is set aside and used in the dosage mix.
Every bottle is individually fermented and aged a minimum of 2 years on the yeast.

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Brand Story

The history of Scharffenberger Cellars begins in 1981 in the heart of California's Anderson Valley. Situated only miles from the coastal influences of the Pacific Ocean, Scharffenberger Cellars enjoys the deep soils and sunshine within the protected valley. Originally founded by John Scharffenberger, the company has undergone several transitions. With the many changes at Scharffenberger Cellars, what has remained consistent is the quality and the original philosophy behind the winemaking. Winemaker Jeffrey Jindra manages the winemaking program and works to preserve the glory of the original brand name.


Brand Story

The history of Scharffenberger Cellars begins in 1981 in the heart of California's Anderson Valley. Situated only miles from the coastal influences of the Pacific Ocean, Scharffenberger Cellars enjoys the deep soils and sunshine within the protected valley. Originally founded by John Scharffenberger, the company has undergone several transitions. With the many changes at Scharffenberger Cellars, what has remained consistent is the quality and the original philosophy behind the winemaking. Winemaker Jeffrey Jindra manages the winemaking program and works to preserve the glory of the original brand name.

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