Elegant yeast and delicate fruit delightfully intermingle in the 2014 Blanc de Blanc sparkling wine from Glenora Wine Cellars. The grapes were grown during the warm 2014 vintage near Seneca Lake, Producing delicate and elegant apple flavors. This sparkling wine has filled into tirage for the secondary fermentation during the summer of 2015, producing a profusion of tiny bubbles that explode to the surface upon opening the bottle. A moderate dosage of 1.2% provides a clean, crisp balance on the palate. The blend is 100% Chardonnay and the moderate dosage adds luscious creaminess.
Using the traditional methods of the Champagne regions of France, the Chardonnay grapes were hand harvested and gently whole-cluster pressed. The primary fermentation took place in SS with Champagne yeast. The secondary fermentation began in tirage in August, 2015, and the wine has aged on the yeasts in the bottle for 2 ½ years. The bottles were disgorged of their yeasts recently and dosaged with 1.2% RS.
The Blanc de Blanc 2014 is crisp and bright, with an elegantly balanced creaminess. There is a lively effervescence and a light toastiness provided by the yeasts. This is a classically structured Blanc de Blanc that is sure to complement any occasion.
Glenora Wine Cellars has been known for high quality sparkling wines since the 1981 vintage. In the late ‘90’s Wine & Spirits Magazine considered Glenora to be one of the “Great Sparkling Wine Producers in the U.S.,” the only New York winery out of 10 or so “Great Producers.”