CRUZAT CLASICO BRUT
ABOUT THE WINE
Cruzat's flagship wine, this is sourced from estate grown Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines at 3,400 foot elevation in Perdriel.
Vintage: NV | Wine Type: Sparkling Wine
Varietal: 60% Pinot Noir / 40% Chardonnay
Origin: Argentina | Appellation: Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza
Elaboration: Fermentation takes place at temperatures between 57° and 61° in tall/slender stainless steel tanks. Aged 12 months on lees, and an additional 12 months in bottle prior to disgorgement.
Winemaker: Pedro Rosell
Fresh, with persistent citrus and floral notes over a foundation of toasty tropical fruit flavors. Bright acidity holds everything together well. Surprisingly good with Vietnamese fare, especially nuoc cham drenched salads!
Production: 8,300 cases | Alcohol: 12.5% | TA: 6.26 g/l | Residual Sugar: 7.51 g/l | pH: 3.2
PRESS & POINTS
91 Points, Beverage Testing Institute, July 2013
88 Points, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar