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2014 Blanc de Gris

Harvest Dates

August 8-9 2014

Chemistry

Alcohol: 12.5%

pH: 2.91

Residual Sugar: 9 g/L

Bottles Crafted

2832

Release

March 2018

Price 50.00

Club Price 40.00


Estate Vineyard

Seven acres of estate vines perch on the front of the 203-acre Lichen Estate in

the Anderson Valley Appellation. Prepared in 2007 and planted in 2008 on

meter-by-meter spacing, the vineyard comprises 75% Pinot Noir and 25% Pinot

Gris vines on 15% to 35% southeast-facing slopes. Farmed 100% organically. Six

blocks and four clones of Pinot Noir (Martini, Wadenswil, Pommard, & 667) on

three rootstocks (101-14, 420A, and 161-49). Two blocks of Pinot Gris on two

rootstocks.

Cellar

Whole cluster pressed, this sparkling Pinot Gris contains only the Coeur de

Cuvée  (the “heart” of the cuvee), less than half of the 154 gallons per ton

pressed. The coeur  cut delivers higher acidity and a more focused fruit character,

contributing both to complexity and longevity. Tirage bottled on May 30, 2015.

Disgorged September 2017.

Tasting Notes

Our Estate sparkling wine takes inspiration from classic French champagnes,

intended for serious fans of good bubbly. Made of 100% Pinot Gris, the wine is

Alsace-scented, with incisive green apple accenting the aromas of diesel and

lees. This sparkler is full-bodied and fruit driven on the palate, with a laser focus.

A complete wine with a surprising character.