This one-of-a-kind Schramsberg Blanc de
Blancs offering has been aged “en tirage” in
our Diamond Mountain caves for 25 years.
Blanc de Blancs starts off as one of the most
acidic and crispest wines we make. After 25
years on the yeast, this wine has softened into
an elegant expression of a gorgeously aged
wine. An extraordinary depth of flavor and
aroma is the result. Disgorged specifically for
Premiere Napa Valley 2011, this lot epitomizes
our philosophy to create a wine in which no
effort is spared and no care omitted.
25 years aging "en tirage" in our Diamond Mountain cellars.
very full bodied
Winemaker, Schramsberg Vineyards
My winemaking experience has allowed me the opportunity to work and mentor with many talented winemakers. The trait that I cherish most from my past experience and one that I instill in today is that no job is too small or insignificant to make a difference in wine quality.
Country born: United States
Education: Bachelors of Science: Enology and Viticulture: California State University Fresno
Working closely in the vineyards with the growers throughout the growing season to ensure that the highest quality fruit is delivered to the winery. To me, winemaking success is achieved in the vineyard; using minimalist winemaking techniques, I work to express the varietal and unique characteristics of each vineyard. I believe I have succeeded when the finished wine has intriguing character that challenges and rewards the senses.
Q&A With the Winemaker
Q: Premiere Napa Valley wines are innovative and allow each winery to showcase the region's sense of exploration in fine winemaking. What kind of exploration did your Premiere Napa Valley wine allow you to do?
A: It allowed me to reach deep into our caves and pick out a wine that had been in contact with the lees for a staggering 25 years – almost five times longer than our top cuvée receives. It was a real treat to be able to bring out our remaining bottles of this wine, and share it with the PNV attendees.
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