Sappho: Blanc de Blancs Sparkling Wine

Sappho: Blanc de Blancs Sparkling Wine

White
VA - Shenandoah Valley
$36.00 / 750 mL Bottle
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  • Alcohol 11.50%
  • pH 3.5
  • Titratable Acid .70
  • Bottling Date 2021
Sappho:
Blanc de Blancs
Virginia is an ideal terroir for French-style sparkling wine, yet there are few wineries that venture into the complexities of this most difficult of wines to produce. Virginia provides a moderate climate that allows for the early harvest––so essential—of Chardonnay, the delicate grape used throughout champagne making. Our Blanc de Blancs has a brilliant color of golden straw, with the compact and “discipline” bubbles expected from a méthode traditionnelle. It provides a delicate aroma of crisp seabreeze upon uncorking, which quickly gives way to tones of grapefruit. The finish is long, and lingers lazily, ending on a slightly bitter note. 11.5% ABV Available in .75liter.

Notes

We had a late freeze in 2021, which affected our Chardonnay and reduced the amount available for our Brut Nature and Blanc de Blancs. Since we use only estate grown grapes, we have our fingers crossed for less variability in spring weather and greater availability of our Chardonnay-based sparkling wines in the future.

Winemaker Name

Mark Muse & Glòria Frigola

Vineyard Name

Muse Orchard