2010 En Tirage Blanc de Blanc Beckstoffer Las Amigas Vineyard, Carneros, Napa Valley

2010 En Tirage Blanc de Blanc Beckstoffer Las Amigas Vineyard, Carneros, Napa Valley

$47.95

Description

The 2010 Blanc de Blancs was just recently disgorged after aging en tirage for over six years (after completion of the second fermentation, the wine is rested on the lees in the bottle before disgorgement), which enabled it to mature into a more opulent, intense, and complex wine.  As we with the 1992 vintage, this extended yeast contact keeps the fruit flavors fresh and lively, while also allowing the wine to develop a creamier and voluptuous texture, and a finer more elegant bead of “tiny”bubbles.

Tasting note: “The pale straw color and very subtle sparkling appearance of this wine, veil what lies beneath.  Aromas of warm butter croissant, lemon curd, baked apple, and dried honeycomb give the impression you just walked into a French  bakery.  Toasty and doughy flavors paired with tart citrus fruit and subtle nuttiness convey the maturity and complexity of a wine developing though lees aging.  On the palate, these rich flavors are layered upon each other in a savory mille-feuille of structured decadence.  Silky effervescence provides the textural background for an elevated acidity to pierce through the gravity of this wine which perfectly expresses the ethos of En Tirage” – Desmond Echavarrie, Master Sommelier

My notes- extremely lively and very fine elegant bead of “tiny” bubbles;  yeasty, buttery brioche, toasted hazelnuts, chantrelle mushroom “earthiness”.  Pure delight!  Very refined!

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