Mirabelle is Schramsberg’s multi-vintage brut sparkling wine. It is a specially crafted blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from Schramsberg’s select cool-climate vineyards in Carneros, Anderson Valley, and the Sonoma and Marin coastal areas of Northern California. This young, bright bubbly exhibits crisp acidity, vibrant green apple and citrus fruit that is characteristic of Chardonnay grapes grown here in the North Coast. Pinot Noir adds body, mid-palate and further depth of fruit flavor. Unlike our vintage bottlings, Mirabelle gains unique depth from the additions of lots aged in barrels and tanks at the winery from prior vintages. These older base-wine lots, which typically form up to 20% of the finished blend, add significant palate richness and aromatic complexity
As with Schramsberg’s single-vintage sparkling wines, all grapes for Mirabelle are grown in the cool climate pockets of the
area, including Carneros, Anderson Valley, and the Sonoma and Marin coastal areas of Northern California. The fruit is
hand-picked in the early morning hours at optimal maturity. Individual lot fermentations allow the winemakers to carefully
select the components that make up the finished blend. After bottle fermentation and about two years of aging en tirage,
subsequent trials determine the ideal dosage to finish this brut style.
Mirabelle Brut works well as a dry apéritif and is also well-suited as an accompaniment to a broad range of foods, including
oysters on the half shell, sushi, baked halibut, cheeses and cream-based pasta dishes.