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Fox Run

Fox Run
2012 Blanc de Blancs, Chardonnay, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Shellfish

Category: Blanc de Blancs

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: 1%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$30

Fox Run
2012 Blanc de Blancs, Chardonnay, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Shellfish

Category: Blanc de Blancs

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: 1%
Bright emerald straw color. Tropical aromas and flavors of mango and coconut and caramel scone with a supple, racy, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an effortless, interesting, long finish that exhibits elements of lemon granita, kiwi skin, and delicate herbs and spices with fine, crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A very crisp and mouthwatering sparkling wine that will make a great aperitif or accompaniment to Asian cuisine.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Savory & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: mango and coconut and caramel scone
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of lemon granita, kiwi skin, and delicate herbs and spices
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Fried Oysters, Pad Thai Chicken, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very crisp and mouthwatering sparkling wine that will make a great aperitif or accompaniment to Asian cuisine.

The Producer

Fox Run Vineyards

The Producer
670 Rte 14
Penn Yan, NY 14527
USA
1 315-536-4616

Blanc de Blancs

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Serve in a Champagne Flute
Blanc de Blancs, literally "white from white" refers to a Champagne or other sparkling wine that is made with only white grapes. For Champagne that white grape is exclusively Chardonnay. Blanc de Blancs also pair beautifully with many types of seafood, from grouper to tilapia.

As Chardonnay grown in the Champagne region has such naturally high acidity, the common thinking is that a Blanc de Blancs Champagne ages better than most other Champagnes, although its aging potential depends on numerous factors, including vine age, depth of fruit and cellar practices.

The term Blanc de Blancs is also used for other sparkling wines; the meaning is the same - only white varieties are allowed.