ASHES & DIAMONDS' Crémant is a méthode champenoise wine made of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes from select vineyards in Northern California. The base wine was fermented with native yeasts and aged in neutral French barrels for one year. It was then blended with reserve wine which had been barrel aged for as long as four years. This cuvée was tirage bottled in August 2020, then aged sur lie for 31 months and disgorged in March 2023. Aromatic and expressive, the resulting sparkling wine is rich with flavors of brioche, hazelnut, Honeycrisp apple and Asian pear, textured with a pearly mousse.
Collaboration leads to innovation, harmony and community. In this tradition, Ashes & Diamonds has partnered with Cruse Wine Co. for this wine, sharing our commitment to environmental stewardship and light-handed winemaking.