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Black Star Farms

Black Star Farms
2018 Blanc De Blanc Sparkling Wine, Leelanau Peninsula

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Blanc de Blancs

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: .55%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$35

Black Star Farms
2018 Blanc De Blanc Sparkling Wine, Leelanau Peninsula

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Blanc de Blancs

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: .55%
Golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of lemon and apple blossoms, green apple, croissant, and evaporated milk with a satiny, crisp, finely carbonated, dry medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length finish with accents of green apple and jasmine, lemon and lime, toasted brioche, and creme fraiche. Showing zippy acidity, fine mousse, good balance of fruit and production method flavors, this is some well made, old world style sparkling.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: lemon and apple blossoms, green apple, croissant, and evaporated milk
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of green apple and jasmine, lemon and lime, toasted brioche, and creme fraiche
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Showing zippy acidity, fine mousse, good balance of fruit and production method flavors, this is some well made, old world style sparkling.

The Producer

Black Star Farms, Winery & Distillery

The Producer
10844 East Revold Road
Suttons Bay, MI 49682
USA
1 231-944-1251

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.