Grapes for the Noble Hill Brut Nature come from a single vineyard of Chardonnay growing in decomposed granite soil. The vines are allowed to develop an expansive open canopy to facilitate airflow and shade the bunches through the summer.
Sparkling wine is typically the first picking of each vintage. The grapes ripen early and need to be picked with relatively high acidity in order to create a balanced base wine for fermentation in bottle. Harvest is nothing if not a celebration, so it’s fitting that it begins with a bit of bubbly!
Upon arrival at the winery the whole bunches are sorted and gently pressed. Only the cuvée, the softest and most refined juice, is used for fermentation. Secondary fermentation is followed by 36 months of maturation in bottle. During dégorgement, no sugar is added to the wine. The dry style of this Brut Nature is a perfect pairing with savoury food.
The Noble Hill Brut Nature shows a delicate array of aromas and flavours. Fruit notes include melon, pineapple, and hibiscus flower. Mineral notes elicit flint stone covered in moss. The structure of the wine is linear with racy acidity balanced by rich fruit. The bubbles are elegant and finely formed, with just enough fizz to start a celebration of any occasion.