13-KRAISEY: Sparkling Merlot

2013 Sparkling Merlot

Kraisey

Anderson Valley

After 3yrs making sparkling Chardonnay Jared could not resist a sparkling red and thought our Anderson Valley Merlot might be the perfect grape. We whole cluster pressed to tank where fermentation began spontaneously and continued until near dry when we bottled under crown cap. Months later we disgorged to remove the heavy yeast sediment and reduce the pressure. This is definitely unusual (or as they say in the Anderson Valley - Kraisey which loosely means a mix up) but for the more adventurous will surely surprise and delight.\r \r ***We allocate wines where we struggle to manage demand. Our hope is to offer our wines to as many as possible. If nothing is allocated please use the WISH LIST because we try hard to fulfill wishes. CLICK on ALLOCATION. LOG IN or if not a member, JOIN OUR LIST. From there you can order and wish what you want. Be sure to SUBMIT the order. If available we will contact you. Thank you! Tracey & Jared

After 3yrs making sparkling Chardonnay Jared could not resist a sparkling red and thought our Anderson Valley Merlot might be the perfect grape. We whole cluster pressed to tank where fermentation began spontaneously and continued until near dry when we bottled under crown cap. Months later we disgorged to remove the heavy yeast sediment and reduce the pressure. This is definitely unusual (or as they say in the Anderson Valley - Kraisey which loosely means a mix up) but for the more adventurous will surely surprise and delight. With only 11.2 cases made this is only available to our wine club but next year we will surely make more!

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