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Glenora

Glenora
2014 Blanc de Blanc Sparkling , Chardonnay, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Blanc de Blancs

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: 1.2%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$29.99

Glenora
2014 Blanc de Blanc Sparkling , Chardonnay, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Blanc de Blancs

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: 1.2%
Light straw color. Fruity aromas of peach skin and dehydrated strawberry with a silky, lively, finely carbonated, dry light-to-medium body and a sleek, medium-length granny smith, lime zest, and Campari finish. A zippy little Blanc de Blanc; a prelude to a meal meant to impress.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: peach skin and dehydrated strawberry
Taste Flavor: granny smith, lime zest, and Campari
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Raw Oysters, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A zippy little Blanc de Blanc; a prelude to a meal meant to impress.

The Producer

Glenora Wine Cellars

The Producer
5435 Rte 14
Dundee, NY 14837
USA
1 607-243-5511

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.