Dashe Cellars | Grapes: Chenin Blanc
MÉTHODE CHAMPENOISE SPARKLING WINE 2016
From the makers: "The vintage of 2016 is the 20th anniversary of the founding of Dashe Cellars, and we felt that a sparkling wine was a perfect way to celebrate this occasion. This is the first year that we have produced a sparkling wine at Dashe Cellars (although Michael Dashe did work a memorable internship at the famous Schramsburg Vineyards making sparkling wine in 1986), and we feel that this is a wonderful beginning to our annual sparkling wine program. We have long admired the beautiful sparkling wines made in the Loire Valley from the Chenin Blanc grape, and for this initial wine we used 100% Chenin Blanc from the Heringer Vineyard in Clarksburg, California."
Lovely, balanced sparkling wine with both fruit and acidity in harmony. Crisp, bright flavors of stone fruit—apricot and peach—balanced with an edge of citrus acidity. The wine shows both great minerality and lush, complex flavors of toasty yeast. Persistent beads of tiny bubbles float effortlessly through the wine, and the finish is of apricot, flint, and crisp acidity.