Domaine Ste Michelle Brut NV flavour and crisp acids. WinemakerRick Casqueiro samples approximately 110 lots of base wines and eventually selects the cuvée based on aroma and acidity.
Like France’s renowned Champagne district, Columbia Valley vineyards sit at a northerly latitude. The region receives about two extra hours of sunlight duringthepeakofthegrowingseason. Amplesunshineandcoolevenings create ideal conditions in developing superior
Made in the Méthode Champenoise, the assemblage is then bottled with a small amount of liqueur de tirage which triggers secondary fermentation. Aged surlie for up to 18 months before a sweet liquid dosage is added to the bottle, balancing the delicate, natural high fruit acids and viscosity.