GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay.
WINEMAKER NOTES: Beautifully evolved for its age, our 2008 Le Rêve showcases an array of toasty notes reminiscent of brioche, toasted almond and even crème brûlée. Interwoven with these notes are white flowers, citrus and pear. This stunning combination leads to a very full and round palate; it is drinking very well now and yet it will also age gracefully.
VINEYARDS: Located in the heart of the Carneros region, Domaine Carneros stands alone as the only sparkling wine producer using exclusively Carneros grapes. The Carneros Appellation is the first American Viticultural appellation to be defined according to climate rather than along political lines. Almost all of the grapes for Domaine Carneros wines come from our own estate vineyards.
VINTAGE: A late frost reduced yield creating a smaller crop of exceptional quality. The Le Rêve from this vintage shows even greater concentration than normal.
WINE MAKING: Le Rêve is a classic tête de cuvée - our winery's finest Blanc de Blancs sparkling wine and frequently named America's Best. French for "the dream", Le Rêve is crafted from 100% estate-grown fruit, making it a pure expression of Domaine Carneros. Five distinct clones of Chardonnay impart nuanced aromas and flavors, while five and a half years of ageing in the bottle on the lees has heightened the wine's richness and complexity.
TASTING NOTES: Only the finest selection of fruit is used and the finished wine is left to age in bottle for 6 years, allowing complex flavours to develop. Wonderfully intense with a rich palate of poached pear, hazelnuts and cinnamon giving way to a long creamy finish.
DELIVERY: All our wines are stored in our importers bonded warehouse’s, which have the optimum environment for fine wine storage, by carefully regulating temperature, humidity and other micro climatic factors.
As such, please allow between 7 and 10 days for your delivery to arrive.