Mawby, Blanc Brut, Leelanau Peninsula, Michigan, USA
(at New York, 14 Jun 2020)
Drinking Window: 2020 - 2025
This traditional-method sparkler with a twist is a blend of 80% Chardonnay and 20% Riesling. After 16 months on the lees, it is disgorged and dosed at 8g/l. The finished wine has little overt Riesling character, but there is a slight green tint to the hue. There is surprising finesse here, with aromas of white flowers and ripe pear. The mousse is fine and lively, and refreshingly crisp acidity leads to a juicy finish.