Mellen Meyer Johan Vineyard Blanc de blanc
Mellen Meyer Johan Vineyard Blanc de blanc

Johan Vineyard
Willamette Valley
Oregon

12.5% alcohol

Just in case you don’t know, blanc de blanc is French for wine made using only white grapes. In this case, as well as with most other blanc de blanc wines, it’s 100% Chardonnay.

The fruit comes from Johan Vineyard, located on the west side of the Willamette Valley where it is influenced by the Van Duzer winds. The vineyard is farmed using biodynamic practices and is Demeter-certified, creating a lovely ecosystem in which nature thrives.

Winemaker Bobby Rowett opted to combine juice from the 2014 and 2015 vintages to make this single vineyard, non-vintage sparkling wine. After blending the two vintages, this wine was then made using the méthode champenoise and aged in bottle for another 32 months. The result is a nicely structured wine with high acidity.

Aromas and flavors: 

Lemon curd, green apples, asian pears and mineral notes give way to soft, delicate bubbles with a lime zest finish.

Food pairing suggestions: 

Vegetable quiche, oysters, mushroom risotto.

SRP $55

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