GEOGRAPHY: New York : Finger Lakes
VARIETALS: Elvira, Riesling
WINEMAKING: Low-intervention/natural; no sulfites added; made in the Charmat method : unfermented juice used for tirage instead of adding sugar, secondary fermentation stopped early to leave some residual sweetness; no oak used
STYLE: Light-bodied, low-ABV, peach, pear, apple, mineral
ENJOY WHILE: Day drinking 🏖️
Refreshing and chug-able ... a blessing that it's only 8% ABV!
Seriously, though, there should be more amazing, low-alcohol wines on the market like this one -- with juicy but delicate fruit (white peach, yellow pear), clean mineral chalkiness, a touch of sweetness, and super-fine bubbles.
ITALY : TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE : VIGNETI DELLE DOLOMITI
LIGHT-BODIED, ORCHARD FRUIT, CRISP, NO OAK
Expressive aromas of white apple blossoms; ripe yellow apple with lime zest and orange pith on the palate. Good finish.
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ARGENTINA : MENDOZA : UCO VALLEY
MED-BODIED, PEACH, GOOSEBERRY, GREEN APPLE, HERBS, DRY, NO OAK
A fresh, lively, and fruity Brut Nature BdB that combines French sparkling wine heritage with Argentina’s unique terroir. Fun fact: Alta Vista was the first winery in Argentina to produce single vineyard wines! Their Brut Nature is made from 100% Chardonnay grapes, 50% of which is estate fruit sourced from the Albaneve estate vineyard in the Uco Valley.
FOOD PAIRING: Cheese & Nut Plate with Fresh Farm Preserves