The robe with green reflections is adorned with fine bubbles that lightly feed a thin collar of dazzling whiteness. These nuances suggest an elegant champagne with great finess. The first nose is part of that feeling. Aromas of lime are mixed with fine floral notes (honeysuckle and acacia) and white fruit (pear juice, white peach). They all together, express a subtle mineral frame that gives full expression of elegance to this champagne. The palate, enhanced by the effervescence, is fresh and soft. The vivacity balances the racy maturity of this 2011 vintage which is expressed through smoky and vanilla notes. Our Cuve9e Marguerite expresses elegance and great finesse.
Vollereaux owns nearly 100 acres of vineyards. These vineyards are located on the Coteaux Sud (southern flanks) of Epernay in the Marne Valley in the following communes: Brugny Vaudancourt, Chavot Courcourt, Epernay, Monthelon, Moussy, Pierry, Se9zanne, Vinay, Blesmes, Brasles, Che2teau-Thierry, Che9zy-sur Marne and Essomes-sur-Marne. The Pierry vineyard is rated Premier Cru. The mix of varietals planed in Vollereaux's vineyards is 50% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir and 20% Meunier. The orientation of the vineyards give the vines maximum sun exposure throughout the year. The soil has a constant moisture level thanks to its clay-limestone content. It retains the sun's heat, enabling the full expression of the varietals.Working and "reading" the grapevines, the sensitivity and precision of blending, the pleasure of tasting. an array of activities that punctuate the year, along with harvesting, one of the most important tasks. The Vollereaux family have always been harvesters and they are especially vigilant when it comes to caring for their grapes and respecting the natural balance. Picking raw ingredients of the highest quality is crucial to the production of Vollereaux champagnes and a contributor to their uniqueness. During the grape harvest, the champagne house uses all the available technical methods and resources that enable it to preserve the natural specificity of the terroirs and must from pressing. To maintain this specificity and diversity, the Vollereaux family has chosen to combine tradition with modernity by employing two modern presses and one traditional press.The vat house consists entirely in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats - small- and medium-sized, but in large quantities - to separate the juices of grapes from different terroirs and thus blend the different clear wines. This system and these methods mean that the style and hallmark of Vollereaux champagne can be found in its range of wines each year.The distinctiveness of Vollereaux champagnes comes from the house's rich terroirs, as well as from the work of Franck Vollereaux who, each year, engages in meticulous blending. It is a true ritual that occupies Franck's mind and the whole company at the end of the winter. It is the moment of choices. This is the stage when decisions are made about the composition of the wines destined to be served at tables around the world. Guided by his experience, his instinct and the ancestral know-how inherited from past generations, Franck creates the Vollereaux blends.The winemaking process continues with bottling and cellaring. During this phase, the bottles benefit from the cool, dark and mysterious ambiance of the house's two-hundred-year-old cellars. Along the many halls carved out of the chalky earth, the firmly capped bottles are stacked and stabilized on wooden slats. Over the years, the yeast will do its work and produce bubbles. Fermentation occurs slowly in this silent sanctuary.
The California Gold Rush was a period of courage, bravado and curiosity. It was with these characteristics in mind that we crafted Gold Rush Red. Grapes chosen from the golden hills and valleys of California were blended to create this bold, adventurous testament to that intrepid spirit. Parcels of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Zinfandel form the backbone of this wine. Petite Sirah and Merlot were then meticulously selected to add complexity to this intense blend. Each lot began its journey in traditional French and American wine barrels. Then, in true 1000 Stories fashion, winemaker Bob Blue divided the blend, finishing it in a combination of new and used bourbon barrels. The result is a signature 1000 Stories profile: a bold wine with intriguing notes of dried herbs, charred vanilla and a pleasant hint of smoke.
Product DescriptionRaspberry preserves, dried savory herb and mocha on the nose with hints of licorice, clove and vanilla. Expansive on the fore palate, building to a dense and rich mid palate with strong notes of ripe fruit and baking spices. Long, lingering nish with hints of toasty oak and vanilla.
Brand DescriptionThere are no shortcuts to making memorable wine. It requires focus, dedication and, some say, 10,000 hours of practice to become an expert at crafting this drinkable art form. Will you be able to taste the decades of passion that go into each bottle? Instantly.
Ripe strawberry notes along with delicate floral and rose petal aromas. Fruit-forward notes of fresh raspberry, strawberry, and red cherry. Pleasant mouthfeel with balanced acidity and sweetness.?
The wine has a deep, rich purple color. An intense raspberry fruit is on the nose, with black pepper spice and a touch of cloves and dried herbs. The palate is full with ripe tannins, big black and red fruits, followed by an array of spices.
The mighty buffalo is an iconic symbol of American heritage, a heritage woven with one thousand stories, unique traditions, and a pioneering spirit. Our country's history of hard work and tenacity lives on today in each of us and continues to be at the essence of America's character. This is the inspiration for 1,000 Stories, a unique wine aged in bourbon barrels-a reflection of our winemakers' pioneering spirits. It's not a quick process, but crafting by hand to meet exacting standards seldom is.
Color: Dark garnet.Aromas: Milk chocolate truffle, caramel, baking spice.Flavors: Dark plum, blackberry, and medium tannins.Structure: Heavy body, medium tannins, long finish.
22 Pirates is a global adventure in a bottle, traveling the Rhone region in France to California's Central Coast. Famous for producing award-winning wines, the Rhone Region celebrates 22 different varieties of grapes. Several pioneers brought Rhone grapes to California, where they flourished. We developed the 22 Pirates Brand to represents one pirate for each of the Rhone varieties. 22 Pirates is exciting Red Rhone Blend that will stay the course - vintage to vintage. "What's the blend?", you ask. Sorry pirates never tell! Only our swashbuckling winemaker has the creative liberty to craft his treasure. 22 Pirates embodies both the bold independence of California with the elegant sophistication of the Rhone Valley. From barrel to bottle the spirit of 22 Pirates seduces your senses; filled with exceptionally crafted wine and packaged for interactive fun. Every bottle introduces you to a different member of the crew with a customized cork listing his name and role aboard the ship. We challenge you to "Grab Yer Cork", visit our website and "Find Ye Pirate" to learn your pirate's personal tale. The label is an original artwork created by a French painter named Francois-Auguste Biard in 1855. Biard's work tells the tale of treachery, as the thieving crew lures a passing ship to come closer with the promise of companionship and music. Completely unaware those are not women or fanciful passengers, but a crew lying in wait. Adventure, peril, and impending mayhem.just a day in the life of a pirate!