GOLD MEDAL WINNER! Gravenstein apples are hand-picked, pressed, slow fermented and aged in neutral red wine oak barrels. Not cutting any corners we bottle condition, rack, riddle and disgorge in the traditional champagne method. Notes of citrus and honeysuckle are lifted by an approachable effervescence. The unmistakable Gravenstein tartness is complemented by hints of melon and completes with dry finish.
The Gravenstein is a Danish apple first planted in Sonoma County, CA in 1811 by Russian fur trappers. They are difficult to grow, extremely delicate and easily perishable, making them particularly hard to come by. This apple has long been celebrated for its unique and exceptional taste, having a crisp and juicy texture and a flavor that is aromatic and full of old-fashioned, sweet, tart flavor.