William Heritage, Estate Reserve Blanc de Blancs 2017, Outer Coastal Plain, New Jersey
Tasting Note: You’ll think you’re tasting a fine French crémant with this blanc de blancs which pleasantly exceeds any preconceived notions you may have about New Jersey wine.
Pale-intensity lemon in color, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity nose of brioche, green pear, quince, dried blossom, caramel and toasted almond.
On the palate the dry, medium-bodied blanc de blancs has medium-intensity, autolytic flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium acidity and completing with a medium-plus finish.
There is midpalate complexity along with bread dough.
And this sparkling wine is served at the New Jersey governor’s house too.
Bottle Note: William & Penni Heritage Proprietors. Six generations of family growers. William H. Heritage. Penni L. Heritage.
Tasted: La Mer Beachfront Resort, Cape May, New Jersey
Tasting Date: October 25, 2020