Mirabelle Blanc de Blancs, North Coast – Non Vintage
Mirabelle is Schramsberg’s multi-vintage brut sparkling wine. Twenty-five years into building an outstanding range of vintage dated sparkling wines, the Davies family set out to master the non-vintage or “multi-vintage” traditional method technique. A few years of experimentation would ultimately lead to the successful launch of Mirabelle Brut and Mirabelle Brut Rose in 1992. Starting in 2023, the Davies family, proprietors of Schramsberg Vineyards and Davies Vineyards, presents this exceptional bottling of the Mirabelle Blanc de Blancs.
Our Mirabelle Blanc de Blancs (white from whites) is made from Chardonnay, one of the classic three grape varietals used in champagne. This flavorful, bright bubbly exhibits the crisp acidity and vibrant apple/citrus fruit that is characteristic of cool climate Chardonnay. The grapes are grown in the unique pockets of California’s North Coast, including the Napa-Carneros, Sonoma Coast, Mendocino County, and Marin County. The fruit is hand-picked in the early morning hours at optimal maturity. Individual lot fermentations allow the winemakers to carefully select the components that make up the finished blend. After bottle fermentation and two years of aging en tirage, subsequent trials determine the ideal dosage to finish this lively, fruitful style.
- Vineyards: 56% Napa, 42% Sonoma, 1% Mendocino, 1% Marin
- Appellation: North Coast
- Harvest Date(s): August 20th - October 22, 2019
- Barrel Fermentation: 23%
- Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
- Alcohol: 12.6%
- TA: 6.2 g/mL
- p H: 3.38
- RS: 9.0 g/mL
“The Mirabelle Blanc de Blancs has bright and fresh aromas of Pink Lady apple, lemon-lime and warm wheat toast intermingled with layers of apricot, baked pineapple, and toasted
almonds. It’s vibrant flavors of orange blossom, lemon zest and pear bring a tartness to the mid-palate that carries to a long, flavorful finish.”
-Winemakers Sean Thompson, Jessica Koga, and Hugh Davies
- Serving Suggestions: While this wine can be enjoyed by itself as an apéritif, it is also perfect with fresh oysters and other shellfish, crab cakes, ceviche and grilled sea bass. It is also delicious with fried chicken, tempura and a variety of fried dishes. Serve with aged Gruyère or Comté, and as a counterpoint to semi-soft aged cheese.