bit of spiciness

KORBEL Blanc de Noirs California Champagne is blended to be one of the most fruit-forward California champagnes for a producer known for its fruit-forward style. The Pinot Noir contributes a black cherry fruit note, complexity and a depth of flavor. The other three varieties are less traditional for California champagne production, but we have found them to be very important parts of KORBEL’s fruit-forward style. Gamay brings a raspberry aroma and light delicate balance to the blend. Zinfandel is bolder with aromas of ripe strawberries and a bit of spiciness in the finish. Sangiovese completes the blend with aromas of crisp red cherries and a good structure.

Paul Ahvenainen
KORBEL Director of Winemaking

Awards

Sunset International Wine Competition

June 2020 Gold | 92 Points

San Diego International Wine & Spirits Challenge

May 2020 Platinum | 94 Points

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

January 2020 Silver

January 2019 Silver

2016 Master’s Reserve Blanc de Noirs

2016 2016 Master’s Reserve Blanc de Noirs

Wine Enthusiast

August 2020 90 Rating

Critics Challenge International Wine Competition

June 2019 Gold | 90 Points

California State Fair

June 2019 Double Gold | 99 Points / Best of Show Sparkling / Best of Class - California Appellation

Los Angeles International Wine Competition

June 2019 Gold | 91 Points

San Francisco International Wine Competition

December 2018 Silver

Tasting Notes

Appellation

California

Fermentation

100% Stainless Steel

Composition

Pinot Noir, Gamay, Zinfandel, Sangiovese

Acid/pH

7.8 grams per liter / 3.25

Alcohol

12%

Dosage

1.50%

Winemaking

In California champagne styles, the term “Blanc de Noirs” means a white cuvée (blend) from black grapes. In reality, the color is a very light blush of pink and copper. We achieve this style by gently pressing whole, uncrushed clusters of red grapes with very light pressure. As the grapes are pressed, the skins split and let the juice flow out of the berry. The juice is a light green color at first, then starts to pick up some pink and copper hues as the pressing continues. When the color starts to become too dark, the pressing is stopped to maintain the delicate style we desire.

Korbel Blanc de Noirs

Fresh and full of vivid berry flavors, KORBEL Blanc de Noirs is the perfect summer California champagne. This KORBEL varietal uses Pinot Noir cuvées with remarkable raspberry and strawberry flavors and a delicate finish.

Enjoy with

Mushrooms, truffles, strawberries, goat cheese

Available sizes

  • 750ml

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Korbel Blanc de Noirs

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