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Ravines Wine Cellars

Sparkling Brut 2011

Made in the traditional French Champagne method, Methode Champagnoise, this beautiful sparkling wine is a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, with delicate aromas of brioche, white flowers, and flinty minerality.

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Wine Specs
Finger Lakes AVA
Harvest Date
Sept 15 - 16
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
33 year old Chardonnay vines and 32 year old Pinot Noir vines from the Argetsinger vineyard on the south-east side of Seneca Lake. The soil consists of howard gravel over limestone bedrock. The growing season was exceptionally warm in 2007 with near ideal conditions. Hand harvested on September 15th and 16th.
Production Notes
After a long, gentle, whole cluster press cycle, the juice underwent its first fermentation in stainless steel tanks. After being bottled in the spring of 2008, it completed the second fermentation by late summer. Long lees aging took place to improve foam structure and fine bubbles. Hand riddled and disgorged during the first half of 2016, with a dosage introducing less than 5g/l of sugar.