Luxe is a very delicate Blanc de Blancs sparkling wine crafted in the time-honored méthode champenoise tradition. As in Champagne, only free run juice is used which results in extremely delicate flavors.
For the 1998 vintage, juice was feremted in French oak after inoculation and aged for 11 months to build layers of flavor and creaminess. The second fermentation in the bottle lasted 20 weeks and then the wine was aged for 5 years for added complexity.
"Fragrant citrus blossom, green apple and pear aromas are enhanced by fresh tropical fruit flavors on the palate. Creamy butterscotch and hints of hazelnut and ginger extend into the long finish. Loaded with a persistent column of small bubbles, this sparkler is sure to please." -- Rick Casqueiro, Winemaker