Dr Frank Konstantin Chateau Celebre NV Sparkling
Country : USA
Region : Finger Lakes, NY
Since 1985 our méthode champenoise wines receive the utmost care from
hand harvesting to a minimum of four years aging in bottle in our historic
underground cellar. We were the first Finger Lakes producer to make a méthode
champenoise sparkling wine with vinifera grapes.
The grapes were hand-picked into small 40kg crates with careful bunch selection in the
vineyard. The Riesling whole cluster grapes were immediately presse. From harvest to
pressing, extreme care is used in handling the grapes to avoid any excessive crushing or
bruising. Only the first most delicate pressing, called the Cuvée, is used. The base wine
was bottled the following Spring after harvest.
Secondary fermentation took place in bottle as per the traditional Méthode Champenoise.
The wine was left in bottle with the lees for a minimum of two years in the underground
cellar at Chateau Frank. Each bottle is individually disgorged, corked, crowned, and
labeled by hand. The month of disgorgement is listed on the back of each bottle.
The grapes for our sparkling wines are located on separate plots on our Keuka Estate
vineyards. These vineyards were planted by Willy Frank in the late 1970s with the sole
purpose of producing sparkling wines.
This delicious, fruity Cremant style sparkling wine is a very inviting, easy-to-drink
sparkling wine. Apple, honey and spicy aromas on a solid acidic backbone gives this
wine a great balance and fruit forwardness.