ERMES PAVESE BLANC DE MORGEX ET DE LA SALLE METODO CLASSICO
DESCRIPTION: A wine of minuscule production, Ermes Pavese makes between 700 and 1,200 bottles of this “Champagne method” Prié Blanc a year. He makes it only in riper vintages when he feels the grapes have an appropriate balance for sparkling wine. The wine sees a combination of stainless steel tank aging, bottle aging on lees pre-disgorgement, and bottle aging post-disgorgement. It is hand riddled, and hand disgorged with no dosage added. As unusual as it is delicious, this wine is at once rich and quite dry, speaking clearly of its Alpine origin, with a delicate smokiness and lemon curd on the nose, and full, earthy minerality on the palate.