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Caraccioli Cellars - Brut Cuvée 2015

Price: $60.00

Producer Caraccioli Cellars
Country U.S.
Region California
Subregion Santa Lucia Highlands
Varietal Chardonnay Pinot Noir
Vintage 2015
Sku 0115
ABV 12.00%

Caraccioli Cellars is a family run winery that takes pride in developing wines that deliver an expression true to vintage and site. It was founded in 2006 with a commitment to utilizing the best grapes solely from the Santa Lucia Highlands. They aim to highlight the quality of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes by producing some of the best sparkling wine in the USA. Michel Salgues, previously head winemaker at Roderer Estate, is the head winemaker and through his techniques and expertise the family vision is precisely executed. Looking to showcase vintage variation the wines receive minimal manipulation, and all sparkling wines are vintage dated. 

The Caraccioli Brut is a blend of 60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir. All grapes are hand-harvested and lightly pressed. The fermentation begins in stainless steel, with 40% of the wine finishing the fermentation in neutral French oak barrels. The wine is aged for 4 years on the lees and a further 16 months under cork after disgorgement. The resulting wine is one of the most complex, flavorful and rich sparkling wines made in the country today. 



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