2021 Pinot Meunier
Pinot Meunier is part of the "Pinot Family," including Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, and Pinot Gris. “Meunier” translates from French as “miller”, as in a person who operates a mill to make flour, so named because the underside of the leaves have fine white hairs that resemble a dusting of flour. Pinot Meunier is one of the three main varieties used in traditional Champagne production and accounts for more than 40% of the acreage within the Champagne AOC. It’s not widely planted in California and, in fact, it’s rather rare to find Pinot Meunier made as a single varietal as it’s most often used to add fruitiness and aromatics to sparkling wine cuvées. Our Pinot Meunier has a vibrant ruby color with notes of black cherry, raspberry and currant and subtle notes of vanilla and mocha. The wine has soft structured tannins, balanced acidity, and a bright red fruit finish.