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Sparkling Reserve 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

This Brut is made via Méthode Champenoise with our best Chardonnay. Hand picking by night and gently pressing ensures that this wine retains all of its best qualities. After a combination of stainless steel and French oak barrel aging, the wine gains complexity by aging on the lees in the bottle for a minimum of 5 years. At disgorging, a low dosage is added to balance acidity and improve mouth-feel.

Region: USA » Virginia » Monticello AVA

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  • 2008

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Winery: Trump Winery
Color: White
Varietal: Chardonnay
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Trump Winery:
Situated just a few miles from Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and James Monroe’s Ashlawn-Highland, Trump Winery in Charlottesville, VA follows Jefferson’s footsteps in making new world wines inspired by the French wine regions of Bordeaux and Champagne. Our red vineyards were planted with in traditional Bordeaux varietals, including of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot,... Read more
Situated just a few miles from Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and James Monroe’s Ashlawn-Highland, Trump Winery in Charlottesville, VA follows Jefferson’s footsteps in making new world wines inspired by the French wine regions of Bordeaux and Champagne. Our red vineyards were planted with in traditional Bordeaux varietals, including of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. Planted on southern facing slopes in high density to achieve grapes with maximum maturity, our Bordeaux style blends are marked by complexity and depth.   Our sparkling vineyards, planted in Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, were chosen because of their unique microclimates. Since our vineyards have the coolest terroirs, they delay the maturity of the grapes and help preserve the natural acidity and minerality needed to make them into truly great sparkling wine. Read less

Tasting Notes:

Reserve 2008 is 100% Chardonnay and is made with our most expressive vineyard blocks. Aging in 25 percent French oak as well as extended lees aging in tirage softens and lengthens the mouthfeel. It is crisp and elegant with a soft finely beaded mousse and has notes of honey, baked apples, pear, toffee, and spice. It is rich and bold in style but kept fresh by a balanced acidity. Pair with oysters, poultry, or serve as an aperitif.

This Brut is made via Méthode Champenoise with our best Chardonnay. Hand picking by night and gently pressing ensures that this wine retains all of its best qualities. After a combination of stainless steel and French oak barrel aging, the wine gains complexity by aging on the lees in the bottle for a minimum of 5 years. At disgorging, a low dosage is added to balance acidity and improve mouth-feel.

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550 produced.

Closure: Cork

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 12% pH: 3.23
Sugar: .7 grams per liter Total Acidity: 9.1 grams per liter

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