• Under the Wire 2015 Chardonnay Sparkling Wine

Alder Springs Vineyard, Mendocino. This is more of a rainwater style Blanc de Blancs in the vien of Delamotte, Salon and Agrapart. The nose shows a light lemon verbina, orange blossom water, white peach, a just there hit of spice and a undercurrent of minerality. The palate is precise and light with just there RS, this is mineral forward with a light dusting of citrus fruits and dried white flowers. Lovely stuff. 150 Cases made January 2019 Disgorement D&M Tasting Notes


In terms of sheer wildness few vineyards in the world compare to Alder Springs. Closer to Humboldt County than any vineyard in Mendocino, Stuart Bewley, following his own divining rod decided to plant in a wilderness no one had ever thought could grow grapes. Despite the constant issues of wild pigs, bears pushing over rows, and discovering that irrigation has been utilized by another cash-crop, Alder Springs has become one of the greatest vineyards in California.

Farmed using organic methods

Aged for 8 months for primary and another 23 months en tirage.

This is a project grown from a mutual friendship and love for wines with bubbles. Chris Cottrell & Morgan Twain-Peterson MW 

Under the Wire 2015 Chardonnay Sparkling Wine

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