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Ravines Wine Cellars

Sparkling Brut 2012

Made in the traditional, centuries-old French method of Champagne making (Methode Champenoise) , this beautiful sparkling wine is a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grown in the limestone soils of the Argetsinger Vineyard.  Bottle fermented and aged en tirage for six years until being disgorged and finished by winemaker Morten Hallgren and his team in the winter of 2019.  This sparkler pleases with tiny bubbles and delicate aromas of baking brioche, delicate white lilies, 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 2012 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 2013, 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 final quarter of 2019, with a dosage introducing less than 5g/l of sugar.