Lieb Cellars, Sparkling Pinot Blanc 2018, North Fork, Long Island, NY
Traditional Method sparkling, 100% Pinot Blanc. Crisp, fresh wine with Pear, Green apple, hints of Citrus, Honey.
COUNTRY: United State of America (USA)
APPELLATION (AVA): North Folk of Long Island
REGION: Long Island
SUB-REGION: North Folk
VINEYARD(S): Lieb Cellars
STYLE: Sparkling Brut
GRAPES: 100% Pinot Blanc
MATURATION: 22 Months on Lie
COLOR: Light Bright Young Gold
BODY: Medium (5 to 7)
YEAST: Light Moderate
BUBBLES: Fine (Gustative)
PRIMARY AROMAS: Fresh Williams pear, Green Apple
SECONDARY AROMAS: Honey, Citrus, Yeast
FORMAT: 750 ml
SERVICE AND SUGGESTION: Serve at 8 to 10°C
FOOD PAIRING: Perfect with a warm pear Tarte, soft creamy cheeses, light chocolate mousse, or during cocktail time.
ABOUT THE VINTAGE:
2018 was a challenging growing season that required a diligent vineyard management approach. To promote airflow through the canopy, we were proactive with hand leaf removal and our sustainable spray program. Aug-Oct saw double the average rainfall during the period. Despite this, heat spikes in August helped push the fruit for sparkling wine, still white and rosé to clean maturity. The grapes for our red wines were picked at approximately two years.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER:
Lieb Cellars is operated by a team of young, forward-thinking, individuals from diverse backgrounds who are affectionately referred to as #TeamLieb. They are united in a single mission: to produce wine that they love to drink and are proud to pour. Known for their signature dry, clean, and fruit-forward style, Lieb Cellars offers a portfolio of estate-grown, sustainably farmed still and sparkling wines.
Lieb owns the largest contiguous plot of Pinot Blanc in the United States. With the guiding hand of veteran winemaker Russell Hearn, the 35-year-old vines have produced nationally recognized and award-winning wines. Other standouts include their Sparkling Rosé, lightly oaked Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.