Alma 4 2019 Blanc de Blancs, Uco Valley
Item Number: 18331
Sub Region: Uco Valley
Appellation/AVA: Uco Valley
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 100% Chardonnay
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Soil Type: Sandy, stony, and calcareous
Elevation: 4,600 feet
Vineyard Notes: Grapes are sourced from two sustainably farmed vineyards in the Uco Valley. One is located in Gualtallary in the Tupungato subregion and one is in San Pablo in the Tunuyan subregion. These are both high elevation vineyards with sandy, stony, and calcareous soils.
Winemaking Notes: 20% of the grapes for Alma4 Blanc de Blancs are fermented in a used 500-liter French barrel without malolactic fermentation. The wine spends 40 months on the lees. Tirage and second fermentation occur in the bottle according to the Champagne method. The wine is not fined or filtered.
Tasting Notes: The wine shows toasty notes of brioche on the nose with hints of white flowers and lemon peel. The wine is crisp with touches of green Apple on the palate that leads to a creamy, almond croissant finish.