Le Rêve Blanc de Blancs 2012

Domaine Carneros

Le Rêve Blanc de Blancs 2012

Certified Sustainable, Organic or Biodynamic Green Certified

Region: America / California / Carneros
Grapes: 100% Estate Grown Chardonnay

Inspired by Champagne Taittinger’s Comtes de Champagne, yet its own reflection of Carneros terroir, Domaine Carneros’ luxury tête-de-cuvée is crafted from five sustainably grown estate clones of Chardonnay. The wine is made using the traditional method of Champagne and is aged in bottle for five to six years sur lie before release.

95 Points

Wine Enthusiast

2012 vintage
93 Points

Wine Spectator

2012 vintage
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harvest note

The summer months, which are the heart of the growing season, were dominated by a persistent marine system that provided morning fog until mid-day. The combination of cool temperatures and ample crop load produced plenty of “hang-time” and allowed maximum flavor development. The last of the Chardonnay was brought in on September 22. This remarkable vintage showed both power and finesse.

tasting note

A classic Le Rêve with lovely notes of white flowers, Meyer lemon, poached pear and a hint of grilled pineapple. The palate opens up to honeysuckle and crème brûlée. The full mouth feel leads to a very round and long finish. Delicious now, but there will be additional flavor benefits for those who can wait.

food pairing

Delicious with double or triple cream cheeses, fish, shellfish and poultry.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Estate Grown Chardonnay
PH: 3.2
ACIDITY: 0.74 g/l
ABV: 11.8%
AGING: Aged for a minimum of five and a half years on the lees.
DOSAGE: 0.9%

points of distinction

  • Crafted from five, sustainable, estate-grown clones of Chardonnay
  • 100% estate grown, Carneros fruit
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“The Taittingers and I both believe that Blanc de Blancs, made from superlative vineyards, are the greatest, and longest-lived of all sparkling wines. We age our Le Rêve (French for the dream) five to six years before release. Taste the depth of flavor and extraordinarily long finish.”

– Founding Winemaker

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