Empire Estate Blanc de Blancs Brut
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Region: Finger Lakes, New York
Grape varieties: 100% Riesling
Empire Estate Blanc de Blancs Brut displays fruit notes of green apple, golden peach & baked lemon, toasted brioche, and racy mineral aromas.
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About Empire Estate Blanc de Blancs Brut
Empire Estate Blanc de Blancs Brut displays fruit notes of green apple, golden peach & baked lemon, toasted brioche, and racy mineral aromas of gravel & limestone. Refined bubbles and a brisk acidity hit the palate, followed by flavors of lemon cream, orange blossom & stone fruit, all leading to a long, mineral finish.
The Finger Lakes region of upstate New York has a long, storied history of grape-growing and winemaking, but its sparkling wine production in the late-1800s is what initially put the area on the world’s wine map. With vineyards planted on mineral-rich soils, on slopes that hug the glacially-carved lakes, and a cool climate similar to many of the finest Old World wine regions, the Finger Lakes is an ideal terroir for making world-class sparkling wines.
About Empire Estate
Empire Estate is a collaboration between Thomas Pastuszak, wine director of The Nomad Hotel in Manhattan, and winemaker Kelby Russell. Crafted in a dry style, the majority of the fruit is sourced from vineyards around Seneca Lake – on the east side, there are more shale- and clay-rich sites in the area of Hector and Lodi, and on the west side, there are more gravel- and loam-rich sites near Dundee and Dresden.
The Finger Lakes are located in the heart of New York State, about a four-hour drive northwest of New York City. There are 11 individual lakes in the region, some of which are the deepest in the United States. The deep lake basins moderate the temperatures of the vineyards planted on their steep banks allowing vines to thrive in a protected cool microclimate ideal for Riesling.
All of the Finger Lakes was carved out by the movement of massive glaciers during the last Ice Age, which left behind an incredible diversity of soil types in the region: gravels, limestone, clays, and more are strewn over a bed of shale throughout the area.