Cruzat Clasico Brut
ABOUT THE PRODUCER
- Pedro Rosell is Argentina’s King of Bubbles – he and his team strive to create the country’s most expressive, sophisticated sparkling wines.
- The winery is located in the old winemaking region of Perdriel, south of the Mendoza River, at the foot of the Cordon del Plata mountain range.
- All wines are made from high elevation estate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines, many of which sit at an unbelievable 4,600+ feet. Dosage is low across the board, resulting in verve/tension levels that truly rare in this part of the world.
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
91 Points – Tim Atkin
90 Points – James Suckling
88 Points – Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
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