Rated 92 Points by Wine & Spirits August 2018 Issue & a Year's Best Summer Sparkler! This delicious bubbly is full of toasty nut-like flavors and gives way to a smooth clean finish. Perfect for any special occasion!
Elegant yeast and delicate fruit delightfully intermingle in the 2013 Brut sparkling wine from Glenora Wine Cellars. The grapes were grown during the cool 2013 vintage near Seneca Lake, Producing delicate strawberry and elegant apple flavors. This sparkling wine has filled into tirage for the secondary fermentation during the summer of 2014, 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 a classically proportioned at 76% Pinot Noir, 24% Chardonnay and the moderate dosage adds luscious creaminess.
September 9, 2013
Yeasts: DV10, Temperature: Avg. 64F, Length: 14 days
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90pts - Silver - 2018 American Wine Society Commercial Wine Competition; Gold - 2018 Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition; Gold, Best of Class - 2018 International Eastern Wine Competition; Double Gold - 2018 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition; Silver - 2018 New World International Wine Competition; Silver - 2018 Tasters Guild International Wine Competition; Silver - 2018 Dan Berger's International Wine Competition - Bronze; 2017 American Wine Society Commercial Wine Competition; Bronze - 2018 Great American International Wine Competition; Bronze - 2018 New York Wine Classic Wine Competition; Bronze - 2017 Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition
61% Pinot Noir-Glenora Farms-West side of Seneca Lake
15% Pinot Noir-Toro Run Vineyard-West side of Cayuga Lake
12% Chardonnay-Dalrymple Farms-East side of Seneca Lake
8% Chardonnay-Welliver North-East side of Seneca Lake
4% Chardonnay-Glenora Farms-West side of Seneca Lake
76% Pinot Noir and 24% Chardonnay