2016
Legend Vineyard Exclusive

Sparkling Brut
Description

The LVE Collection by John Legend is the perfect harmony of passion, eloquence and Napa Valley tradition, LVE wines are a unique series of rich, soulful and complex notes inspired by true love, produced in collaboration with Napa Valley’s renowned Raymond Vineyards. Legend Vineyard Exclusive was a dream long in the making. As with his music, John searched for the right collaborator, a vineyard whose pursuit of the perfect blend and standards of excellence equaled his own. With roots deep in the Napa Valley and award-winning wines known for beautiful balance, finesse and power, Raymond Vineyards was the perfect match.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

This 2016 Brut Blanc de Blancs is bright and fresh - opening with citrus and white flower aromas. 

Palate: 

Notes of guava and crème brulée open on the palate, accented by toasted almonds and brioche. This beautifully balanced wine has a long finish with essence of clementine.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

The Chardonnay comprising the 2016 Sparkling Brut Blanc de Blancs comes from a single vineyard in south Napa. Winds flow through, bringing a cooling influence from the nearby Pacific Ocean and provide a long, cool growing season, highlighting the grape’s natural acidity. The sparkling is aged on the lees for 16 months.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Napa Valley
  • Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay
  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • pH: 3.05
  • TA: 8.1g/L
  • Aged: 17 months on lees
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Diver Scallops, Shrimp Scampi
Cheese & Nuts:
Triple Cream Cheese
SKU:
LESP163
$75