This Blanc de Blancs displays a lively bead of refined bubbles and beautiful pale straw color. Exquisite aromas of toasted almond and creamy Anjou pear are accented by aromatic floral notes. On the palate, a velvety effervescence with hints of citrus leads to a long, lingering finish.
Black Jack Vineyard is owned and farmed by the Rava family, a third-generation farming family. Ideally situated on a gently sloping hillside of the Santa Lucia range in Monterey County, the vineyard enjoys foggy mornings and warm days followed by late afternoon coastal breezes and chilly nights. These cool temperatures allow the grapes to ripen slowly over a prolonged growing season, resulting in expressive, aromatic fruit.
Rava sparkling wines are crafted using time-honored méthode champenoise techniques. The cuvée, or base wine for this sparkler consists of 100% Chardonnay grapes, which were barrel fermented in a combination of neutral French and American oak barrels. The cuvée, along with a mixture of sugar, yeast and nutrients, was bottled for the secondary fermentation and aged en tirage for 14 months. The wine was then riddled and disgorged using state-of-the-art equipment at the Rava sparkling wine facility. A small dosage of brandy was added before the sparkling wine was corked.