The Williamsburg Winery has not one, but two wines to ring in the new year.
Sparkling wine, that is.
“Every day is a good day for a bubbly!” Patrick Duffeler, founder of The Williamsburg Winery, said in a prepared statement. “We just launched our sparkling wine program, and it already has an interest and a following.”
The two new, sparkling wines are the 2017 Brut Rosé and the 2017 Blanc de Blanc, courtesy of the winery’s partnership with the Virginia Sparkling Company of Veritas Vineyard & Winery.
The Brut rose is described as “crisp” with strawberry, cherry and vanilla flavors while the Blanc de Blanc has a “creaminess to the finish” with notes of lemon, green apple and pear, according to the winery’s announcement.
Both wines use grapes in the Monticello Appellation near Charlottesville and the Méthode Champenoise, a traditional method to make champagne, transforming the wine from still to sparkling, according to the winery’s news release.
The wines cost $28.
“While typical sparkling wine remains in the bottle for 12-18 months, the Champagne method favors 30 months of aging,” according to the winery’s announcement. “That effect creates a complex and creamier vintage.”
The Williamsburg Winery plans to use its own grapes for sparkling wine with a release date in 2022.
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