Composition: 80% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay
Maturation: Fermented in Stainless Steel
Aging: Neutral French Oak for 3 months
Production: 400 cases
Alc. by Vol.: 12.2%
Best to Drink: Now through 2018
Folktale sparkling wine begins in the vineyard, early. Grapes for sparkling wine have to be picked at a lower sugar level than for our still wines, so we tend to harvest 3 weeks before we begin picking fruit for our still wines. For our first bottling of sparkling wine, we envisioned a wine that was bright, fun to drink, and food friendly.
We put the blend together in a stainless steel tank and add bubbles through a forced carbonation method. This allows us to control the level of effervescence and achieve the desired texture of the wine. We targeted a softer, less aggressive style that was more like the texture of a prosseco or frizzante wine – perfect for a sunny day in Carmel Valley.