We are thrilled to announce that after over five years of fermentation and aging, the 2011 Ram’s Gate Blanc de Noirs and Brut Rosé are ready to be released!

Ram's Gate Estate Blanc de Noirs Sparkling Wine

Our patience has rewarded us with two very special wines: both 100% estate-grown Pinot Noir made in the méthode traditionnelle, yet two unique expressions of the grape due to varying amounts of skin contact.

Ram's Gate Brut Rose Sparkling Wine

Talking about sparkling wines, particularly the méthode traditionnelle process, seems to dive us into a whole new language — even beyond the French words used. So, for those both loquacious and scientifically inclined, we present to you the sparkling winemaking process, broken down by vocabulary words:

Sparkling wine bottles are first capped with a traditional bottle cap before disgorgement, capturing the bubbles inside the bottle.

Sparkling wine bottles are first capped with a traditional bottle cap before disgorgement, capturing the bubbles inside the bottle.

Riddling

The “old-school” way: riddling each bottle by hand

 

Modern riddling racks // Photo courtesy of Rack & Riddle

Cheers from Ram's Gate Winery

To secure the 2011 Ram’s Gate Blanc de Noirs and 2011 Ram’s Gate Brut Rosé, contact the Ram’s Gate Winery team at concierge@ramsgatewinery.com

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