snappy & easygoing

Snappy and easygoing, with appealing apple, lemon and spicy anise flavors.

Wine Spectator
June 15 & 30, 2020

Awards

2017 Natural’

June 2020 Sunset International Wine Competition | Gold | 91 Points

2016 Natural’

January 2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition | Silver

December 17, 2019 The Press Democrat, Wine of the Week

December 2019 San Francisco International Wine Competition | Double Gold | 94 Points

September 2019 Sonoma County Harvest Fair | Gold

2015 Natural’

June 2019 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition | Gold | 92 Points

June 2019 Los Angeles International Wine Competition | Gold | 95 Points

December 2018 San Francisco International Wine Competition | Silver

Tasting Notes

Appellation

Russian River Valley

Fermentation

100% Stainless Steel

Composition

65% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay

Acid / pH

7.5 grams per liter / 3.18

Alcohol

12.5%

Dosage

0.7%

Winemaking

KORBEL’s 2017 Vintage Natural’ is a blend of 65% Pinot Noir and 35% Chardonnay from the Russian River Valley. KORBEL’s 2017 Vintage Natural’ is an elegant, yet approachable California champagne. This blend exemplifies KORBEL’s fruit-forward house style, along with a crisp finish. Every harvest, special lots of the highest quality Russian River Valley Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are selected for the final Natural’ blend. In the vineyard, grapes are harvested at optimal sugar and acid levels during the coolest morning hours; this preserves the fruits’ flavors and aromas. In the cellar, gentle whole cluster pressing and cool stainless-steel tank fermentations further preserve the delicate fruit. Chardonnay adds the tart green apple, citrus, and tropical fruit elements to the 2017 blend. Pinot Noir is showcased in the strawberry and peach components of the blend.

Korbel Natural’

KORBEL Natural’ is a very dry, delicate California champagne – a true representation of KORBEL’s fruit-forward “house” style. It is made from the finest Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes grown in the cool climate of the Russian River Valley in Sonoma County. It features apple notes complemented by sweet flavors of orange, lime and raspberry.

Enjoy with

Raw oysters, poached shrimp, sushi

Available sizes

  • 750ml

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