2016 Dr Frank Konstantin Blanc de Blancs Sparkling
Vintage : 2016
Country : USA
Region : Finger Lakes, NY
Characters of fresh pastry dough, Bartlet pear, lemon curd, and minerality. The crisp acidity and subtle mineral undertones give the wine great structure and elegance. Leading with a fine mousse, the mouthfeel is creamy and profound. Long crisp apple finish.
Dr. Konstantin Frank ignited the “Vinifera Revolution”, a movement that forever changed the course of wine growing in the Finger Lakes and the United States. Dr. Frank’s vision, knowledge and determination are credited with elevating the New York wine industry from a state of happy mediocrity to a level that today commands world attention. Located on Keuka lake in the Finger Lakes region, Dr. Konstantin Frank Wines features some of the oldest vinifera vines in the United States and continues to produce wines of distinction and quality. Vinification Only the free run juice from the gently pressed grapes was used. The base wine was fermented at low temperatures to preserve the more delicate characters. Second fermentation took place in the bottle as per the Méthode Champenoise. After leaving the wine resting for more than four years it was disgorged, and dosage was added prior to final bottling
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A lightly buttered brioche aroma is shot through with bright, zesty accents of lemon zest and apple peel. The expansive palate boasts a persistent perlage that carries taut lemon and pome fruit flavors struck against almond skin and a kiss of toast. It seamlessly blends pure fruit tones against savory autolysis flavors. ALEXANDER PEARTREE