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Brut Reserve Wine Details
Price: $21.95 per bottle

Description: Brut Reserve is available for purchase only in our tasting rooms and online. In the tradition of our finest Champagnes, the Wente Brut Reserve has been aged more than five years in our century-old sandstone caves. This extended period of tirage aging enhances the yeast character, giving it time to fully flavor the wine. The aging also allows the classic grapes in the cuvee to marry into a harmony of tastes.

Varietal Definition
Chardonnay is by far the most widely planted grape crop in California and dominates California’s cooler, coastal, quality wine regions. The natural varietal ‘taste and smell’ of Chardonnay is surprisingly unfamiliar to many wine drinkers, as its true character is often guised with dominating winemaking signatures. Chardonnay’s rather subdued primary fruit characteristics lean toward the crisp fruitiness of apples, pears and lemon, but the variety’s full body is capable of supporting a host of complementary characteristics, such as oak, butter and vanilla. Regardless of what is the appropriate style for Chardonnay, the varietal continues to dominate vineyard plantings in every corner of the world. Close attention to clonal selection has made this broad geographic and climactic range of Chardonnay viable in thoughtful viticultural hands.


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