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Célèbre NV

Our Brut is a 50% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir, and 5% Pinot Meunier blend from our estate vineyards on Keuka Lake. The grapes are hand harvested and very lightly pressed. 2% of the Pinot Noir was barrel fermented in French oak. Secondary fermentation took place in bottle for a minimum of 3 years in our historic underground cellar. 

Young and alive, the aromas jump out of the glass expressing baked red apple, ginger, lemon curd, wild flowers, apricot and biscuit notes. Bright lemon-driven acidity and very fine mousse leaves a creamy mouthfeel and a very long finish.

Perfect for celebrations and special occasions. Pair with oysters, lobster, smoked salmon, fried foods, egg dishes, sushi, popcorn, or seafood-based Chinese dishes. 
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Wine Specs

Vintage NV
ACID 9.5 g/L
Varietal Sparkling
PH 2.75
Residual sugar 30 g/L
AGING Méthode Champenoise. 2 Years Minimum.
Alcohol % 11.9

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TASTING NOTES

This delicious, fruity Cremant style sparkling wine is a very inviting, easy-to-drink sparkling wine. Apple, honey and spicy aromas on a solid acidic backbone gives this wine a great balance and fruit forwardness.


VINEYARD NOTES

The grapes for our sparkling wines are located on separate plots on our Keuka Estate vineyards. These vineyards were planted by Willy Frank in the late 1970s with the sole purpose of producing sparkling wines.


WINEMAKER NOTES

The grapes were hand-picked into small 40kg crates with careful bunch selection in the vineyard. The whole cluster grapes were immediately pressed. From harvest to pressing, extreme care is used in handling the grapes to avoid any excessive crushing or bruising. Only the first most delicate pressing, called the Cuvée, is used.The base wine was bottled the following Spring after harvest.

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 2 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.


VARIETY

50% Riesling.

VINEYARD

100% Keuka Estate.

VINIFICATION

Whole Cluster Direct Pressed.

VESSEL

Stainless Steel. Temperature Controlled.

FERMENTATION

Only Cuvée Press Used.

ÉLEVAGE

Méthode Champenoise. 2 Years Minimum.

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