Full Review

Heritage Vineyards

Heritage Vineyards
2013 Vintage Brut, Outer Coastal Plain

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.5%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$50

Heritage Vineyards
2013 Vintage Brut, Outer Coastal Plain

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.5%
Medium bright yellow straw color. Lees, y aromas of toasted and buttered brioche, graham cracker, and honey drizzled dried pineapple with an lively, effervescent, dry light-to-medium body and an interesting, medium-length honeyed Belgian waffle, honeycrisp, and ground peanut finish with well-integrated, fine, fruit tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A toasty and vibrant domestic sparkler for everyday celebrations.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: toasted and buttered brioche, graham cracker, and honey drizzled dried pineapple
Taste Flavor: honeyed Belgian waffle, honeycrisp, and ground peanut
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Port Salut, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A toasty and vibrant domestic sparkler for everyday celebrations.

The Producer

Heritage Vineyards of Richwood

The Producer
480 Mullica Hill Rd
Mullica Hill, NJ 08062
USA
1 856-589-4474

Other Sparkling

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Serve in a Champagne Flute
Sparkling wine covers many countries, grape types and quality levels. What all of these wines have in common are bubbles.

How the bubbles get there define the type and quality of the sparkling wine. The most famous sparkling wine of course is Champagne, from the eponymous region in France. These are made by what is known as the Champagne or "classic" method, where the secondary fermentation that produces the sparkle is done in an individual bottle. Other sparkling wines that use this method include Franciacorta and Alta Langa in Italy as well as Cava from Spain.

Other sparkling wines are made when the bubbles (or carbonation) is created in large tanks. While there are many inexpensive, simple sparkling wines made in this method, there are some excellent examples, most notably Prosecco.

Sparkling wines in many cases are meant to be drunk upon release, although the best examples of Champagne can age well for more than a decade. As sparkling wine is celebratory in nature, it is often used for toasting a special event, such as an anniversary or birthday. Yet the finest dry sparking wines work beautifully with a huge array of foods. These wines are arguably the finest food wines in the world.