Food Pairings for Blanc de Noirs Methode Champenoise
Our 2007 vintage Blanc De Noirs has been produced in the time honored traditional process of the Champagne Region of France known as “Methode Champenoise”. This process involves many specialized steps and has taken centuries to evolve. It is the process in which a secondary fermentation is induced in bottle creating the bubbles which gives these sparkling wines their sparkle and liveliness as well as complexity, depth and fine texture. Our 2007 vintage displays vibrant flavors and structure as it was en tirage for a full 32 months, meaning individual bottles were stored and aged sur lees (on the yeast) following secondary fermentation. Fruit for our Blanc De Noirs is harvested from the Los Carneros AVA of Sonoma County known as the premier sparkling wine producing region of both California and North America. Our 2007 vintage is crafted from 92% Pinot Noir and 8% Chardonnay fruit. The Carneros region has also been made the U.S. home of several great Champagne producers of France. Taittinger: Domaine Carneros, G.H. Mumm: Mumm Napa and Moet & Chandon: Domaine Chandon. The 2007 vintage for Pinot Noir fruit in Sonoma County has been heralded as the finest in 30 years and is displayed in this sparkling wines richness and depth. Elegant and highly refined aromatics of fresh strawberry and light raspberry are indicative of the cool climate Pinot Noir fruit. The Chardonnay in this vintage is displayed as fresh Granny Smith apple, a touch of yeast and baked bread. Leucadia Red 2007 Blanc De Noirs will pair beautifully with a broad range of cheeses, fruit, fresh seafood particularly lobster, cold salads and lighter poultry dishes. A fabulous sparkling wine for any memorable event.