Cruzat Cuvée Clasico Brut
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Cruzat’s flagship wine, this is sourced from estate grown Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines at 3,400 foot elevation in Perdriel.
Varietal Composition: 60% Pinot Noir 40% Chardonnay
Elaboration: Fermentation takes place at temperatures between 57° and 61° F in stainless steel tanks. Aged 12 months on lees, and an additional 12 months in bottle prior to disgorgement
Tasting Notes: 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!
Bodega Cruzat was founded in 2004 by Argentina’s “King of Bubbles,” Pedro Rosell, along with three well-known partners – Gaston Cruzat, Hernan Boher, and Carlos Barros. From day one the winery’s objective has been to produce South America’s best sparkling wines, using the traditional method of second in-bottle fermentation. With the combination of tradition, knowledge, and technology, Cruzat sparkling wines reflect the never-ending search for excellence with concern for for every detail in the winemaking process.
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 we’ve simply never before seen in this part of the world.