William Heritage Winery, Estate Reserve Vintage Brut 2016, Outer Coastal Plain, New Jersey
Tasting Note: A festival of yeasty autolytic flavors that Champagne lovers will adore.
Pale-intensity lemon in color, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity nose of brioche, bread dough and quince with hints of caramel.
On the palate the dry, medium-plus-bodied sparkling wine has medium-plus-intensity flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium-plus acidity and completing with a long finish.
Two years of lees aging gives way to abundant midpalate concentration.
A serious sparkling wine to introduce a friend to New Jersey wine.
Bottle Note: 71% Chardonnay, 29% Pinot Noir. William & Penni Heritage Proprietors. Six generations of family growers. William H. Heritage. Penni L. Heritage. Sean Comninos, Winemaker.
Tasted: William Heritage Winery, Mullica Hill, New Jersey
Tasting Date: October 27, 2020