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2009 Chateau Frank Champagne & Sparkling Wine "Blanc de Blancs"

Winery: Chateau Frank

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Blanc de Blancs"

Wine Category: Champagne & Sparkling Wine

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Region: Finger Lakes

State or country: NY

Price: $30

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 88.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: December 8, 2015

Wine Review: This is another great example of what Dr. Konstantin Frank has been able to do with his vineyards on the Finger Lakes. Made from 100% Chardonnay, this is a classic example of Blanc de Blancs. Airing on the lighter side, this sparkler open ups with lime zest, pears, granny smith apples, and cantaloupe. The palate mimics the nose in the respect that the flavors are fainter in comparison to the Blanc de Noirs. Even still, flavors of granny smith apple, watermelon, and strawberries are present on the palate alongside bright acidity and a hint of toast on the finish. Another wine that could use a longer finish, but still a great effort from Dr. Konstantin Frank. - Nicolay

Winemaker Notes: Medium intensity with dominant characters of white peach, lime, pear and light floral notes. The crisp acidity and subtle mineral undertones give the wine a great structure and elegance. Pair with delicate fish and seafood such as salmon, caviar and calamari.

Organic status: not organic

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