2018 Duppy Conqueror Blanc de Noirs

  • Tasting Notes

    Eye
    Brilliant rose gold.

    Nose
    Primary notes of winter spice, nutmeg, allspice, and clove-studded citrus over secondary notes of roasted sage, bread pudding, and heavy cream.

    Palate
    Beautifully balanced crisp acidity and defined fruit ride a decadent, creamy wave to a festive finish.

    Pairing inspiration
    Perfect for any amuse-bouche course or holiday hors d’oeuvres. Brownie points for caviar and crème fraîche on potato chips.

    Cellar life
    Drink now through 2025.

  • Specs
    • Composition
      85% Pinot Noir
      15% Pinot Meunier
    • Appellation
      North Coast
    • Process
      Méthode traditionnelle
    • Alcohol by vol.
      12%
    • Production
      250 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’re excited for you to do the same.

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