Stratus Field Blend Ancestral 2021
For a winery known for its use of a technique called Assemblage, a technique where each grape variety is harvested and fermented separately, "Field Blend" refers to the grapes being harvested and fermented together. The ancestral method is the oldest known method of making sparkling wine which involves bottling and sealing the wine before fermentation is completed, allowing for a lightly sparkling and fresh wine. The wine is unfiltered, and no sugar has been added.
In the case of the 2021 "Field Blend," Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon were used, so we get some incredibly fresh but also savoury flavours. With aromas of crisp apple, magnolia, elderflower and asiago cheese, this wine is as delicious as it is interesting.
Get this wine for an easy weekday sipper. It has enough drive to get you to whatever version of the weekend you get to have. Drink with some friends over board games, chips and dip.