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Scintilla is made in methode champenoise. However, we use Chardonnay and either Merlot or Cabernet Franc to make the cuvee base wine (the French use Pinot Noir).
Scintilla is pale lemon in color with a persistent mousse. The wine is kept on the lees for two years before disgorging. Chardonnay usually dominates the blend, giving the nose a citrus character and because of the long time on the lees the wine has a brioche note with hints of almonds. Characteristically the wine is made in a Brut style (less than 12g/L). Fresh bubbles of Meyer lemon fill the palate with a delicate mousse that fades into a lasting finish.