Friday, January 31, 2014

A Word on the Inaugural Peju Brut Sparkling

Why sparkling? Peju daughters Ariana and Lisa, along with our winemaker Sara Fowler, share a fondness for that special bubbly beverage. Its versatility with food, its ability to make itself at home at Sunday brunches and dressy dinner parties, and that inimitable pop and sparkle that never fails to bring a smile to everyone's face... Sparkling wine is an essential. And after so many years of yearning to pop a bottle of bubbles with a Peju label on it, the family decided to change that reality.

Partnering with a small grower in Mendocino County, Sara and her team harvested and crafted a classic blend of 70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Noir. The resulting wine is crisp, floral, and lively, with notes of yellow apple and a satisfying richness on the finish.

Behind the scenes, it's quite the process to produce sparkling wine in the traditional methode champenoise--the bottling process alone has taken centuries and many feats of engineering to perfect--and there were plenty of hurdles we encountered on our way. We wanted to source the absolute best Chardonnay and Pinot Noir we could find from a small grower who shared our values and ideals of farming sustainably. So although it took some searching, there's just something about those bubbles in our glass that simply makes us happy, a tiny joy that no other wine can attempt to replace, and we wanted to offer that to you through our very own wines.

We hope you'll make your way over for a tasting or check out our online shop to order a few bottles for your next bash...we think you'll enjoy it just as much as we do. And to all of our male Peju loyalists: see below. There's a reason we call it "Brut"...bubbles can be manly too!

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