2015 FEL Brut Sparkling, Savoy Vineyard, Anderson Valley 1.5L
While the Anderson Valley has long been acclaimed for sparkling wine, this is a first for FEL. We followed the traditional méthode champenoise, starting with the creation of a base vin clair. The wine shows incredible harmony between the original brightness of the base wine and the complexity and nuance of six years en tirage. The palate is zesty and bracing, yet full and delicate from the years in bottle. The aromatics range from citrus notes of Meyer lemon, kumquat, orange blossom, and lemon meringue pie, to florals of lilac and jasmine. The beloved white truffle character that marks our favorite sparkling wines from around the world runs through the delicate mousse of the palate and the long, crisp finish.