Ultimate Beverage Challenge 91 points - 2018 Ultimate Wine Challenge (Great Value) - Zesty and fresh, loads of lemon, white flower, peach skin, and green apple fill the nose. Fruity and bone-dry on the palate, invigorating minerals and stone fruits are accompanied by white tea and citrus..June/2018
Pairs well with chicken, stuffed mushrooms, very food-friendly, prosciutto, pasta with creamy sauces, spicy dishes or seafood.
The fruit is sourced from the Astoria Estate vineyard “Val de Brun” in the rolling hills of Veneto just north of Venice. The vineyards are oriented north-south and west-east with 4,500 vines per hectare, with an average vine age of 12-years-old. The grapes are harvested by hand in small lots. A soft pressing occurs and the juice is placed in stainless steel tanks for a brief cold maceration. Before the primary fermentation process is concluded, the wine is run into a pressurized tank where a secondary fermentation takes place allowing it to become a sparkling wine. After bottling the wine is bottle aged for over 6 weeks before being released.