The Traditional Method requires the wines to undergo a secondary fermentation in bottle to produce carbonation. Each bottle is then hand-riddled and disgorged to remove the yeast sediment. Both wines to be presented are considered Brute (or “dry”) although each has received a very small amount of residual sugar after disgorgement, to balance the wine’s naturally high acidity and to improve mouthfeel. These wines are clean and crisp and will taste very refreshing after a warm summer day in Kentucky
Riddling Racks Disgorging bottles to remove yeast
Traditional method sparkling wines are very labor intensive to produce and require an above average retail price point to cover the high cost of production. Average retail price for entry-level traditional method sparkling wine is typically around $30 per 750ml bottle at most wine shops in Kentucky.