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2016 Archangel Sauvignon Blanc VQA

Although the tradition of making sparkling wine is more than 500 years old, it has recently experienced a sort of renaissance amongst wine drinkers.  These curious drinkers are recognizing that some of the highest quality sparkling wines come from non-traditional places and are in fact excellent everyday wines, not just for celebratory events.

Our sparkling wine history dates back to 2007, when we experimented with a small bottling of Pinot Noir Rosé.  We were so pleased with the results that we moved on to create a blanc de blancs (white wine made from white grapes).  

All of our Archangel sparkling wines are vinified using the traditional method, which means that the wine was aged on lees in the bottle that is available on the shelf.  A pure and elegant way of crafting sparkling wine, this method allows the wine to develop a great amount of complexity, while maintaining its delicate character.  We believe that wine should be a reflection of the local terroir and the nuances of each vintage, therefore our sparkling wines are vintage dated.

This Sauvignon Blanc is certainly the most unusual in the Angels Gate sparkling family, as this varietal is not normally considered a traditional grape for sparkling wine.  That being said, it is an excellent varietal for sparkling due to its naturally high acidity and fruit forward nose.

This sparkling has been fermented into an off-dry, crowd pleasing style, which also sets it apart from our other Archangel’s.  The nose is dominated by refreshing notes of citrus, mango and melon with very subtle herbaceous undertones. The palate is clean, crisp and lively!

Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Vineyard: Mountainview Vineyard
Aging Process: Bottle Fermented (Traditional Method)
Alcohol: 11.5%
Cases: 800


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