Blanc de Blancs

Extra Brut, 2016

66% Golden Muscat, Erlin and Houli, 45 years old vines

34% Musann Blanc, Puli Vineyard

Méthode Traditionnelle, bottle fermented, hand riddled.

1,480 bottles handcrafted

Tasting Notes

Golden Muscat is Taiwan’s sole traditional white grape that is becoming a rarity in our diminishing vineyard regions.  With its early harvest period in Taiwan, we chose the traditional method of sparkling winemaking to elegantly express its myriad of tropical fruits, vintage by vintage.

In the 2016 growing season, the grapes received a good sunny start in the spring, followed by a normal rainy season in early June to slow down the heat, and a finale of many sunny days until harvest in mid-July.  For this vintage, we blended 66% Golden Muscat from our grower vineyards in Erlin and Houli and 34% Musann Blanc from our Puli Estate.  This produced an Extra Brut that is tantalizing in rich expression of our terroir.  An expressive yet delicate mousse introduces the wine in a golden hue, followed by layers of rich spicy tropical fruit aromas. The wine is textured in a balanced bright acidity, an expanding richness of ripened pineapple, pear, peach, mango, lychee and herbal tones, finishing in a crisp, nutty, lingering impression.

This vintage stands on its own beautifully.  With food pairing, the flavors unfold in sumptuous ways. We enjoy tempura, Asian and South Asian cuisines with various herbs and spices, aged and goat cheese and cured meat.  Suggested serving at 6-8°C.

Blanc de Blancs

Brut, Cuvée Classique N° 15

100% Golden Muscat, Erlin

45 years old vines, grower family Tu

Méthode Traditionnelle, bottle fermented, hand riddled.

1,720 bottles handcrafted

Tasting Notes

This wine in a delicate mousse expresses Golden Muscat’s fruity contour in a refreshing perspective. The extended ripening of berries granted an increased intensity to its rich tropical fruit character.  Distinct aromas start with pear, peach, honey, and creamy hints of chestnut and vanilla. Coconut, grilled pistachio and distinct citrus tones bring further delight on the palate. The overall experience is fresh and balanced.

While excellent by itself, this wine would complement well any kind of cuisine for any occasion. Great pairings would be cheese based savoy fondue, roasted pigeon, Peking duck.

Blanc de Blancs

Brut, Cuvée Classique N° 14

90% Golden Muscat, grower family Chen, Houli Valley

10% Musann Blanc, estate grown

Méthode Traditionnelle, bottle fermented, bottle aged for 18 months, hand riddled.

1,128 bottles handcrafted

Tasting Notes

This wine in a delicate mousse expresses Golden Muscat’s fruity contour in a refreshing perspective. The extended ripening of berries granted an increased intensity to its rich tropical fruit character.  Distinct aromas start with pear, peach, honey, and creamy hints of chestnut and vanilla. Coconut, grilled pistachio and distinct citrus tones bring further delight on the palate. The overall experience is fresh and balanced.

While excellent by itself, this wine would complement well any kind of cuisine for any occasion. Great pairings would be cheese based savoy fondue, roasted pigeon, Peking duck.

2017 Decanter World Wine Awards – Commended

2017 International Wine Challenge – Commended

2017 Asia Wine Review – Silver Medal