Laetitia Vineyards & Winery in Arroyo Grande has a sparkling wine heritage going back to the early 80s, when it was produced at the same location by Maison Deutz, a Champagne maker in France. Since taking it over in 1997, Laetitia has been the Grand Dame of sparkling wine on the central coast, with 7 different sparkling bottlings at various times of the year.
In fact, I picked up my 4 bubblies this week from their Sparkling Club: Brut Rosé, Brut de Blancs, Cuvée M (92 points, International Wine Review) and Brut Coquard (92 points, International Wine Review). Some have notes of fruit, some lemon zest, hazelnuts, toasty and brioche-ey, though nearly all the sparkling wine here is dry, or Brut. (The Cuvée XD has some sweetness, but the other 6 varieties of sparkling wine are gloriously dry and zesty). Perfect for the quintessential sparkling-wine lover and her quintessential holiday: New Year’s Eve.
So pop those bottles carefully, and share some bubbles with those you love tonight. Or every night.