Traditional Method sparkling winemaking requires tremendous patience, foresight and plenty of time. J Vineyards & Winery was founded as a sparkling wine house. Led by Winemaker Nicole Hitchcock, J continues to explore the depth of the style with an ever-growing portfolio of exquisite, delicate sparkling wines. “Our house style is to retain the fruit notes, which highlight the character of the Russian River Valley,” says Nicole.
With Magnum’s greater exposure to lees (called en tirage) during aging allows the wine to develop a bit more complexity, texture and rich aged notes, like brioche and toasted almond, as well as a finer mousse. We are very thoughtful in how long our sparkling wine spends en tirage. Each wine in the portfolio is distinct in style, but also distinctively J.“Our house style is to retain the fruit notes, which highlight the character of the Russian River Valley,” says Nicole.
“OUR HOUSE STYLE IS TO RETAIN THE FRUIT NOTES, WHICH HIGHLIGHT THE CHARACTER OF THE RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY,”