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Scharffenberger Brut Sparkling Wine*Packaging may vary

Scharffenberger Brut Sparkling Wine

American Sparkling /12% ABV / Mendocino County, California, United States

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American Sparkling

Mendocino County, California, United States

ABV

12%


Product description

Scharffenberger Brut Excellence is made by the traditional méthode champenoise process – whereby the wines are individually bottle-fermented before being riddled and disgorged. The wine is approximately two-thirds Pinot Noir and one-third Chardonnay and undergoes 100% malolactic fermentation. Scharffenberger Brut is made from its own 120-acre vineyards in the Anderson Valley. In addition, Scharffenberger Cellars has long-term contracts with select vineyards in the greater Mendocino County. This type of vineyard selection allows us to choose from the best vineyards in the area which enables us to produce our trademark cuvée. The wine is two-thirds Pinot Noir which produces a red fruit (cherry and plum) forward nose combined with one-third Chardonnay which adds the tropical expression of litchi nut and mango. The 100% malolactic fermentation adds a vanilla cream character producing a round and full-bodied wine. After approximately two years on the yeast lees, there are notes of freshly baked bread and pastry that enhances the more fruit forward style of the wine. Finally, after several months on the cork the wine develops caramel and hazel complexors.

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FAQs

This wine is the American version of Champagne and is made from a blend of three grapes - pinot noir, chardonnay, and pinot meunier. Most sparkling wine is non-vintage, which means the winemakers have used grapes from different years and blended them. American sparkling wine is similar to Champagne but because it was not produced in the Champagne region of France, it legally can’t use that name (although some producers in the US do anyway).    
Because only sparkling wine produced in the Champagne region of France can officially be called Champagne, other countries and regions are not allowed to use this designation. American producers, however, sometimes ignore this practice and label their products as American champagne or California champagne.
American sparkling wine varies in its ABV, but typically contains up to 12% alcohol content.
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