Stylistically, Mirabelle Brut has an elegant, toasty aroma, which leads into crisp and complex flavors
on the palate. It is impossible to mistake Mirabelle’s Northern California heritage - the freshness on
the mid-palate continues through to the finish. Mirabelle Brut pairs well with fish and shellfish, light
appetizers and pasta.
Mirabelle Brut is a unique blend of hand-harvested Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino county
Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, picked at their optimal maturity from select, low-yielding vineyards.
Throughout the growing season the grapes are constantly cooled by the breezes coming from the
Pacific Ocean, which adds to the potpourri of flavours that unfold in the future.
During harvest, these premium grapes are carefully sorted and placed into small bins to reduce any
possible damage. The grapes are then pressed to provide superior quality juice for the production of
Mirabelle Brut. After the primary fermentation, the base wines are allowed to rest in our cool
underground cellars. Between 20 to 30 percent of these wines are barrel aged for two to six years.
The various still wines are then individually evaluated and carefully blended by our winemakers to
undergo fermentation in the bottle. After bottle aging on the yeast for at least two years, Mirabelle
Brut is ready to be enjoyed.
|(55% Chardonnay/45% Pinot Noir). After bottle fermentation and about two years of aging en triage,
subsequent trials determine the ideal dosage to finish this brut style
|In 1862, German immigrants Jacob and Annie Schram established Schramsberg as the
first winery with vineyards planted on the hillsides of the Napa Valley. With the help of
Chinese laborers, vineyards replaced scrub oak, and a network of underground caves
was tunneled into the soft, volcanic rock.
In 1965, Jack and Jamie Davies assumed stewardship of the winery with the mission to
produce America's first méthode champenoise sparkling wines, using the noble grapes
of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in the classic, old-world tradition. Each vineyard would be
vinified separately to create small, individual lots of base wine, then painstakingly
selected and handcrafted into America's artisan sparkling wines.
The spark that ignited the American sparkling wine industry in 1965 continues to burn in
the second generation of the Davies family to helm the winery. Today Hugh Davies,
winemaker and general manager of Schramsberg, is devoted to carrying on his parent's
vision: to create America's premier sparkling wines. Our winemaker's passion for
constant refinement of vineyard sources and winemaking techniques is captured in each
bottle. The resulting refinements to our original vision are evident each year in our new
We invite you to share in this American tradition by enjoying our proudly
crafted sparkling wines.