Semblance begins with grapes from Monterey County, California—just south of the Arroyo Seco American Viticultural Area, an area known for producing unique Chardonnay and Pinot Noir due to its moderately warm days, cool nights, and shale loam soil.
The winemaking process starts with whole cluster pressing, ideal for sparkling wine because it creates a more delicate, less astringent flavor. We then ferment the grapes using cool fermentation in stainless steel tanks. All said and done, our process is designed to maintain the grape’s natural character and create a base that stands up to the dealcoholization process.
Finally, we gently remove the alcohol from the wine using proven technology that extracts alcohol without affecting the character of the grape. No sugars are added at any point during the process.