2016 Birichino "Jurassic Park Vineyard" Santa Ynez Valley Sparkling Chenin Blanc

SKU #1510998

A very exciting traditional method (bottle fermented) Chenin Blanc from old vines at the revered Jurassic Park Vineyard. John and Alex at Birichino never stop experimenting...but thankfully their failure rate seems to be just about zero! An early pick kept the acids high for this sparkler and that in turn balances the richness and power of these 40+ year old vines. Winery Notes: "Honeyed, saline, savory and immensely persistent, the 2016 Chenin was the product of an early September pick at a very modest sugar level, suitable for sparkling wine. Fermentation with indigenous yeast took place in stainless, and élevage sur lie continued through the spring in stainless and neutral French oak barrels before tirage bottling in the spring of 2017. This is our first wine made following the traditional champagne method, and this, our second tranche from that same tirage bottling, was aged sur latte and disgorged in June of 2020."


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