Hammerling Wines, Sunflower Sutra | Brut Nature | 2020 | California

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Hammerling Wines, Sunflower Sutra | Brut Nature | 2020 | California

Hammerling Wines, Sunflower Sutra | Brut Nature | 2020 | California

$40.00 Sale Save

The grapes were harvested slightly riper than is typical in Champagne. These cool-climate sites retain their acidity amazingly well, even at slightly higher ripeness levels. The wine showcases the lean, mineral-driven quality of coastal Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, and is rounded out by the more generous Pinot Meunier fruit character. 

The grapes were hand-harvested and fermented in a combination of stainless steel and neutral French oak barrels. The wines were aged separately for 5 months before blending and bottling for secondary fermentation. 50% of the blend underwent malolactic fermentation to soften the acid profile and lend a savory component. Aged 10 months en tirage before being disgorged by hand at our winery. No dosage.

Green Packaging: Saver Glass Eco mold for sparkling bottles

Flavor: Lemon zest, red apple skin, pear, marzipan, wet stone. 

Wine Type: Sparkling

Grape: 50% Pinot Noir, 45% Chardonnay, 5% Pinot Meunier

ABV%: 12.5

Region: California

Vineyard Subregion: Santa Lucia Highlands & Petaluma Gap, El Dorado, Mendocino Ridge, Russian River

Farming: Sustainable

Yeast: Native

Producer: Hammerling Wines

Winemaker: Josh Hammerling

Winemaker and founder, Josh Hammerling, started working in cellars, vineyards and tasting rooms in Washington State in 2014.

Many low-intervention experiments in friends’ garages led to a fascination with classic and experimental expressions of sparkling wine. In 2017 he moved to Berkeley to work for Broc Cellars and Donkey and Goat while he got his project off the ground. He settled on Berkeley for his winery to take advantage of its proximity to the Central Coast to the south and Mendocino to the north. It’s the ideal location for sourcing fruit from distinctive, responsibly farmed vineyards.

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