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Acacia Carneros Brut 1993

Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Carneros, California
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Winemaker Notes

As usual, we have used methods so traditional as to be antique. The base wine is barrel fermented and aged. The primary and subsequent bottle fermentations are done very slowly. The wine is bottle-aged for five years before disgorging and receives a small (dosage) of sweetened wine to flesh out the texture.

The sparkling wine we produce is in strong opposition to this trend for a lighter champagne. Our style is full and toasty, meant to be drunk with food. Pleasant enough by itself, but it's much more at home with appetizers and first courses. It is very dry and not a good dessert champagne.

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Acacia, Carneros, California
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Situated just two miles from San Francisco Bay in the Carneros District of Napa Valley, Acacia Vineyard is distinguished by a cool microclimate dominated by wind and fog from the nearby Pacific Ocean, and by shallow, dense clay soils. While these difficult growing conditions limit grape production, they result in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes of rare power and complexity.

Founded in 1979, Acacia made one of the first Pinot Noirs in the Carneros District. Today Acacia is a leader in the new Carneros by handcrafting compelling Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays that defy conventional winemaking wisdom and consistently exceed expectations. A firm winemaking approach to Pinot Noir highlights the bold character of Carneros fruit while capturing the grape's earthy complexity and silky texture. Acacia's Carneros Chardonnay is ripe and crisp.

LAU1001607_1993 Item# 17437