2008 Dr Konstantin Frank Champagne & Sparkling Wine "Chateau Frank Brut"
Winery: Dr Konstantin Frank
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Chateau Frank Brut"
Wine Category: Champagne & Sparkling Wine
Grape blend: 60% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir, & 5% Pinot Meunier
Region: Finger Lakes
State or country: NY
Cases produced: unknown
KWG Score: 90 (based on 1 review)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)
Review date: October 19, 2015
Wine Review: This almost clear colored Sparkler with a pink rose hue opens with a faint strawberry bouquet with a hint of apricot. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with a nice blend of acidity and fruit. The flavor profile is a mild mineral infused gentle tart lemon with notes of tangerine and a hint of Pink Lady apples. The finish is dry and a little sharp acidity lingers and lasts for a little while. The panel suggested pairing this very nice Finger Lakes sparkler with steamed mussels or cheese fondue. Enjoy – KWGTP
Winemaker Notes: Dry with crisp mouth feel. Medium bodied and medium intensity with dominant characters of lime, apricot, fresh herbs, orange candy and ginger; supported by sour dough and mineral undertones. The wine has a broad palate with a long finish and an elegant mousse. Pair with seafood sushi and sashimi, fresh oysters and ceviche. Drink now or cellar until 2017.
Organic status: not organic
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