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Francis Ford Coppola has a long family history with wine making. He was first exposed to the wine making process while growing up in New York. During this time, his grandfather and uncles would make wine in the basement of their apartment using the grapes that they had shipped in from California. In 1962, Francis met his wife Eleanor on the set of his first feature film. The two later moved to San Francisco and subsequently became the owners of a substantial and beautiful wine estate. Eleanor...
Fruity and refreshing, Sofia Blanc de Blancs is a rare blend of Pinot Blanc, Muscat, and Riesling. Mellow flavors of apples and pears are topped by a hint of citrus and honeysuckle. Elegant in character, this wine is lightly textured and vibrant through the finish.
To achieve a graceful Prosecco-like character, the fruit for this sparkling wine is picked at a lower brix (sugar level), which by virtue lessens the alcohol content. The grapes are whole-cluster pressed into stainless steel tanks for primary fermentation. Once the wine is blended, it undergoes secondary fermentation to create effervescence using the Charmat method. Composed mainly of Pinot Blanc, the addition of Riesling and Muscat gives the wine fragrant notes of tropical fruits and honeysuckle.