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
2015 vintage
93 Points
Wine Spectator
2015 vintage
Harvest Note
2015 started with an early bud break, and continued to an early harvest, the second earliest in the history of Domaine Carneros, on July 31st. The light yields of this vintage resulted in a concentration of flavors and complexity in the fruit.
Tasting Note
On the nose, our classic Le Rêve captivates with lovely notes of ginger, crème brûlée, toasted coconut, and citrus zest. The palate opens up with pear, yuzu, brioche, and notes of a fresh baked lemon pie. This wine displays depth and purity that leads to a long, elegant finish. As with many great wines, our 2015 Le Rêve has been crafted to be long-lived and will continue to evolve for decades in the cellar. Delicious now, but there will be additional flavor benefits for those who can wait.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Estate Grown Chardonnay
PH: 3.1
ACIDITY: .83 g/100ml
ABV: 12%
DOSAGE: 0.9%
AGING: Aged a minimum of six years in our cellar
Unique Selling Points
  • A luxury Blanc de Blancs crafted from five estate-grown clones of Chardonnay
  • The winery's tête-de-cuvée made from 100% estate grown Carneros fruit
  • Aged for a minimum of six years on the lees—a time commitment given to only the finest sparkling wines

About the Grape

Though it has a distinctive profile, Chardonnay reflects other factors such as soil composition and vinification technique. Chardonnay is a reliable, hardy and prolific vine whose only real vulnerabilities are frost and uneven development of fruit.
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