2017 Fesstivity Blanc De Noirs
Type
The Bubble Shack

2017 Fesstivity Blanc De Noirs

Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
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SKU: SPK17BDN
Wine Enthusiast
91
Jeb Dunnuck
92
Vinous
92


Description

"...offers lots of sautéed orchard fruits, toasted bread, honeysuckle, and floral notes as well as a medium to full-bodied, beautifully textured, balanced style on the palate...has notable purity and precision." ~ Jeb Dunnuck

"...The Blanc de Noirs style works so well here. Green apple, pear, baked pastry and dried flowers are some of the many aromas and flavors that grace this creamy, open-knit sparkling wine from Fess Parker's Fesstivity. The Blanc de Noirs is just terrific." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous

"Focused aromas of lemon and lime meet with lemongrass on the fairly subtle yet very pleasant nose of this bottling. Flavors of dough, lemon juice and lime pith make for a clean and tightly wound expression on the palate." ~ Wine Enthusiast

The delicate, persistent bubbles and straw color with a hint of salmon are harbingers of great things to come. You will detect hints of brioche, ginger and lemon rind on the nose. The palate offers up gorgeous citrus and tangerine flavors tempered by mineral notes and a delicious yeasty/pastry dough element as a result of extended time laying en tirage. 

Tasting Notes
COLOR: straw with a salmon hue BUBBLES: small & persistant AROMAS: brioche, almond skin, ginger, lemon rind, ocean air, nutmeg FLAVORS: citrus/tangerine, stone fruits/apricot, mineral, pastry dough
Barrel Aging
100% barrel aged for 9 months in neutral French oak barrels, 18 months in tirage
Vineyard Source
65% Rio Vista Vineyard (Block 11A), 35% Parker West Vineyard (Blocks 4, 5 & 6), both located in the Sta. Rita Hills appellation

Wine Specs

Composition
95% Pinot Noir, 5% Chardonnay
Alcohol %
12.5
Acid
0.779 g/100mL
pH
3.24
Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Harvest Brix
19.7-21.0
Harvest Date
8/17-9/8/17
Production
293 cases


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