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NV Brut


The most famous sparkling wine in the world is undoubtedly France’s Champagne. Produced from the Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes, it is produced using the labor-intensive process called Méthode Champenoise, or Méthode Tradionnelle. In that process, the wine ferments a second time in the same bottle that is eventually sold to the consumer and typically takes 3-5 years to produce.

Thornton Winery produces our Brut sparkling wine using that same difficult and lengthy Méthode Champenoise process. We are in fact, the first and original winery in Temecula to produce a sparkling wine in this manner, going back to 1988. Typically utilizing both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, it ages on its lees to produce a complex sparkling wine with fine bubbles and outstanding character. This wine is finished in a Brut level and is one of the most versatile wines to pair with foods: Brut sparkling wines pair beautifully with virtually any food.

Aroma: Lemon and light lime, tart green apple, and fresh green herbs.
Palate: Lemon and tart green apple, with pleasant acidity. Dry finish with more fresh-cut herbs.
Pairing: This wine pairs with just about anything you can think of, so no need to wait for a special occasion to pop this lovely wine.

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 4 × 4 in






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Unfortunately, due to legal restrictions on shipments of wine and other alcoholic beverages, we are currently only shipping wine to states that are reciprocal with California. Those states include: AK, AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, KS, LA, ME, MI, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OH, OR, SC, SD, TN, TX, WA, WI, WV and WY.