Sanford Brut Cuvée
This is the second vintage release of our estate grown sparkling wine. This bubbly blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay is the culmination of extensive winemaking trials and experimentation. We were convinced that our two estate vineyards in the heart of the Sta. Rita Hills (La Rinconada and Sanford & Benedict) could produce world class sparkling wine, alongside our stellar still wines. The 2014 bottling is strong evidence that we were correct!
PROFILE & WINEMAKING
With tiny bead like bubbles, this classic brut shows a complex medley of lemon, white peach, apples and pears with a hint of lychee. On the palate this citrus fruit is joined by distinctive minerality and acidity, strongly showing its origin. The Pinot gives rich fruit and texture, while the Chardonnay provides focus, structure and ageability. Barrel fermentation and 100% malolactic fermentation added to the complexity of the base wine before fermenting in bottle using traditional “méthode Champenoise”.