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
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.
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.
2014 Blanc de Gris Tech Sheet