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Dr. Konstantin Frank Sparkling Blanc de Noirs (2013)

Blanc de Noirs

Overview - Dr. Konstantin Frank Sparkling Blanc de Noirs (2013)

Winemaking and Aging
The 100% Pinot Noir grapes were hand-picked into small 40kg crates with careful bunch selection in the vineyard. Whole cluster grapes are cold soaked for 24 hours and then gently pressed. From harvest to pressing extreme care is used in handling the grapes to avoid any excessive crushing or brushing. Only the first most delicate pressing, called t... Full Description

Overview - Dr. Konstantin Frank Sparkling Blanc de Noirs (2013)

Winemaking and Aging
The 100% Pinot Noir grapes were hand-picked into small 40kg crates with careful bunch selection in the vineyard. Whole cluster grapes are cold soaked for 24 hours and then gently pressed. From harvest to pressing extreme care is used in handling the grapes to avoid any excessive crushing or brushing. Only the first most delicate pressing, called the Cuvée, is used. 5% of the juice is barrel fermented in used French oak. The base wine was bottled July 2014.

Secondary fermentation took place in bottle as per the traditional Méthode Champenoise. The wine was left in bottle with the lees for a minimum of 4 years in the underground cellar at Chateau Frank. Each bottle is individually disgorged, corked, crowned, and labeled by hand. The month of disgorgement is listed on the back of each bottle.

The Wine
Delicate aromas of freshly baked bread, asian pear, green apple, and fresh strawberry. Leading with a fine mousse, the mouthfeel is fruity and profound with mineral notes, creaminess, strawberry, and pineapple. Long crisp apple finish.
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Blanc de Noirs
Name:
Blanc de Noirs
Vintage:
2013
Price:
$34.99
Bottle Size:
750ml
Varietal:
Sparkling
Appellation:
Finger Lakes
Ph:
2.96
Residual Sugar:
8 g/L
Alcohol:
12.5%
Style:
Dry
Body:
Medium-bodied
Cellaring:
Drink now or cellar until 2023+
Food Pairing:
Charcuterie, Poached Pears, Salmon, Almonds, Capers
Shelf Talker Wine & Spirits:
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Shelf Talker James Suckling PDFURL:
2013 Blanc de Noirs- 90 Points James Sucking.pdf
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Blanc de Noirs

Accolades - Dr. Konstantin Frank Sparkling Blanc de Noirs (2013)

91 Points Wine & Spirits "A posh, stylish sparkling from pinot noir, this leads with scents of Rainier cherries and Bosc pears. The generous apple flavors finish with a burst of clean, talc-like acidity."

91 Points Wine Advocate "The 2013 Blanc de Noirs is a Pinot Noir (with 5% Pinot Meunier), coming in with eight grams of residual sugar and 12.5% alcohol. Per the sticker on the back (happily, the winery is transparent), this was disgo... Read More

Accolades - Dr. Konstantin Frank Sparkling Blanc de Noirs (2013)

91 Points Wine & Spirits "A posh, stylish sparkling from pinot noir, this leads with scents of Rainier cherries and Bosc pears. The generous apple flavors finish with a burst of clean, talc-like acidity."

91 Points Wine Advocate "The 2013 Blanc de Noirs is a Pinot Noir (with 5% Pinot Meunier), coming in with eight grams of residual sugar and 12.5% alcohol. Per the sticker on the back (happily, the winery is transparent), this was disgorged in February of 2018. Full-bodied and concentrated, this rolls around the mouth and coats the palate nicely. The fruit is reasonably fresh despite the long aging, but the nose, in particular, shows complexities of age. It lingers on the palate beautifully, the underlying acidity supporting the wine well. It's pretty delicious too, in a dry and serious fashion, with just a hint of truffle. This is impressive on many fronts, in short. It is also very well priced, a terrific bargain. In terms of aging, this drinks well now, but it was even better the next day. So, it can certainly hold, but I wouldn't hold it for a really long time. Meaghan Frank suggested 5-8 years. Let's keep to that conservatism for the moment. There were 325 cases produced."

90 Points- James Suckling "A fruity sparkling wine with lots of strawberry and peach character, medium to full body and a creamy finish. Delicious. Drink now."

88 Points- Jamie Goode "95% Pinot Noir, 5% Pinot Meunier. 8 g/l. Fruity and expressive with cherry, lemons, pear and some grapefruit pith. Bright and juicy with nice precision and focus. Primary and taut. 88/100"

Gold- New York Wine Classic
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