Caraccioli 2013 Brut Cuvée, Santa Lucia Highlands, CA - DECANTsf

Caraccioli 2013 Brut Cuvée, Santa Lucia Highlands, CA

Caraccioli Cellars

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Caraccioli 2013 Brut Cuvée, Santa Lucia Highlands, CA

A family run winery, Caraccioli Cellars takes pride in developing wines that deliver an expression true to vintage and site. Founded in 2006, Caraccioli Cellars’ commitment starts in the vineyard through our utilizing solely Santa Lucia Highlands’ grapes. Each secondary fermentation lasts nearly four years, with a additional year of aging on the cork for a proper marriage between the cuvee and dosage.

  • Winemaker: Michel Salgues
  • Farming: Sustainable
  • Variety: 60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir
  • Terroir: Escolle Vineyard is 124 acres of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grounded in the northern Santa Lucia Highlands.
  • Vinification: The cuvée begins fermentation in 316 stainless steel tanks with 40% of the wines nishing the fermentation in neutral French Oak Barrels. The remaining 60% of the cuvée age in the same barrels, however the fermentation finished prior in stainless tanks. The total time on oak is approximately 2 months.The cuvée is then racked back to tank and we bottle the Brut Cuvée.
  • Aging: The Brut Cuvée is then left to age sur lies for 4 years. Riddled and disgorged in house we age for an additional 23 months prior to release on cork (Disgorged March 2018)
  • Tasting Note: Translucent yellow. Persistent and vigorous pinpoint bubbles; generous mousse. Rich red and citrus fruits highlighting juicy honey crisp apple and fresh lemon. Yeasty glazed donut; brioche toast balanced with soft florals and chalky minerality. Racy lime, sugared lemon wedge, pineapple and kumquat fruit notes backed by hints of intergrated yeastiness throughout. Very bright and fruit forward, salivating crips finish.


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