GRAPES: 51% Chardonnay, 47% Pinot Noir and 2% Pinot Gris.
This very focused and elegant wine displays lovely notes of key lime, honeycomb and lemon curd. It is round and displays hints of lime blossom, baked pear and lemon meringue, resulting in a creamy texture and a long finish.
VINEYARDS: This cuvée is the embodiment of Claude Taittinger's dream in 1987 - to make world-class sparkling wines in Carneros.
VINTAGE: There is a theme of brightness and concentration running through the '16s. The winemaking team strived to capture the energy and spirit of the vintage as they went about blending.
WINEMAKING: Aged for three and a half years in the cellar to enhance complexity and development. With proper cellaring this wine will develop further for decades - but only if you can wait to open it!