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2018 Amour

$44.75

A true craft wine -- each step of the way done by hand. 

A pale amber hue and a lovely mousse. Equal parts Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier grown and harvested in our estate vineyard.  Amour is fruity and dry -- a crisp refreshing celebratory toast to set any special occasion off on the right foot.  This sparkling was harvested from our estate vineyards, planted in 2010.

It was aged in the bottle for three years on the lees, before disgorging and corking.  

After we crush and ferment the fruit, we blend the components to make a base wine. More yeast and sugar are added to start the second fermentation, and the wine is put into heavy sparkling wine bottles and closed with a crown cap, where it ferments and then ages sur lis for three years.  After this period, we riddle it by hand, 114 bottles at a time, in a wooden pupitre . After14 days, the bottles are chilled to zero degrees and then carefully disgorged to remove the yeast and sediment. We then top up the bottle with Chardonnay Sans Chene, and finish it with a cork, muselette, and foil.

The label features the word "Amour", which is Nanna's actual signature -- Micheline's Mom and matriarch of our vineyard and family. She had a distinctive signature when she wrote to her children, ending each letter with the words 'Amour, Nanna'.  Nanna departed this world in 2018 after a long rich life.  We're keeping her memory and love alive with every toast.

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