2018 Duppy Conqueror Blanc de Blancs

  • Tasting Notes

    Eye
    Canary diamond, translucent rim, delicate ultrafine bubbles

    Nose
    Fresh gardenia, Honeycrisp apple, lychee, sweet winter spices, fresh grated ginger, sandalwood, limestone dust.

    Palate
    Lythe, elegant, and restrained with a vibrant zip, finishing with traces of mineral and saline that beg another sip.

    Pairing inspiration
    Pair with Oysters Rockefeller, lump crab cakes, or caviar and potato chips.

  • Specs
    • Composition
      98% Chardonnay
      2% French Colombard
    • Appellation
      North Coast
    • Process
      Méthode traditionnelle
    • Alcohol by vol.
      12.5%
    • Production
      175 cases in 12 x 750ml format
  • Background

    The history of sparkling wine fits neatly into our overarching Chaos Theory narrative, originating as it did (some 500 years ago) when an unintended secondary fermentation came about in wine made by Benedictine monks. Resulting effervescent pressure caused some bottles to pop their corks and others to explode, earning it the moniker the devil’s wine. As the process was understood, embraced, and refined, it gave us Champagne proper along with the broader category of sparkling wines, which many of us now consider divine. Dom Pérignon, who was instrumental in evolving Champagne’s production and standards, famously quipped Come quickly, I am tasting the stars! We hope to inspire a similar sensation with this Duppy Conqueror Blanc de Blancs — a drier counterpart to the Muscat Blanc bubbles we released in August.

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