This is our second Blanc de Noirs release, made in the Méthode Champenoise style from Pinot Noir grapes. The grapes were sourced 2/3 from Eden Vineyard and 1/3 from Tanuda Ridge Vineyard. This is also the first project taken on by our head winemaker, Ross Cobb, right after he joined the Furthermore Wines team. Blanc de Noirs literallty means “white from black” and results in a white (or blush) wine produced from red grapes due to the juice having minimal contact with the skins. Méthode Champenoise means that the traditional methods of Champagne were used with secondary fermentation occurring in the bottle and disgorgement of the lees in the bottle via a riddling process. The wine is enjoyably crisp with small bubbles, leading with aromatic hints of fresh strawberry, grapefruit and orange blossom that evolves into light stone fruit flavors on the palate.