2015 LaRue 's Blanc de Blancs
Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of our first
Chardonnay plantings, our 2015 Blanc de Blancs is made
with higher elevation, old-vine fruit from our estate.
A glowing delicate straw color, aromatics of brioche,
perfectly ripe pear, and golden raspberry fill the glass.
The palate has an energetic tension that is met with fine
bubbles, which carries through a mouthwatering finish.
The 2015 LaRue’s Blanc de Blancs was fermented and
aged in neutral French oak for eight months before
being tiraged. It then matured on tirage lees for almost
four years, creating a round and creamy texture to the
palate. While it’s enjoyable now, this wine will continue
to evolve for decades.
Warm, temperate spring weather prompted an early
bud break and perfect weather for ideal fruit set,
thereby producing larger, luscious clusters with lots
of berries. The consistently dry weather and summer
sun beautifully ripened the fruit. The fruit for this wine
was picked at the end of August to retain acidity and
minimize brix, achieving a méthode champenoise style.
As a result, the wines are concentrated with complex
layers and bright acidity.