Region: Central Coast
Type: Sparkling Wine
Grape: Pinot Noir
Fruit comes from Escolle Vineyard in Monterey County and this wine is Hammerling's first single vineyard, single vintage release from this site.
The grapes were harvested at 18.5 brix and fermented in stainless steel. The wine was aged in barrel for 6 months before bottling for secondary fermentation. It was aged 15 months in bottle before being disgorged by hand.
Burden of Dreams has amazing flavor development at low sugar levels, with notes of red apple, river rocks, marzipan, and pomelo. It is ready to drink now, but will also age beautifully for the next 10+ years.