Friday, May 4, 2012

Day 810 : Sparkling Pointe

Sparkling Pointe is the North Fork's sparkling centric winery - they strictly focus on bubbles and considering that I am a big bubbles fan, I was excited to visit and get a tour of the fantastic facilities. Their current building opened to the public in 2009 and their first on premise harvest was just two years ago but walking into the space with its austere and elegant grand room, you would not think it had only been open for two years. The space has this exciting buzz about it -- a good energy that's for sure.

After having been to the Champagne region of France last summer it was nice to see the difference in scale, production, and methods of a sparkling centric winery here in the US. Sparkling Pointe's facilities were much more intimate in a small production sort of manner but that certainly didn't compromise the taste profile of their bubbles at all.

Currently they produce six distinct sparkling wines -- their flagship Brut, Topaz Imperial (a light hued rose sparkling wine), Carnaval (slightly sweet sparkling wine), a Blanc de Blancs, a Blanc de Noir, and a Brut Seduction (their more aged premium brut). Each with a very distinct profile, my two favorites were the Brut Seduction and the Blanc de Noir. The Brut Seduction is aged for eight years before disgorgement giving it nice nutty and yeasty notes with a bright crispness and a lovely floral bouquet. A sophisticated sparkling wine with a dynamic flavor profile designed to delight. The Blanc de Noirs, a special for their wine club this month and not necessarily fully available to the general public was outstanding! Thank you to Leo for letting us taste it. 54% Pinot Meunier grapes and 46 % Pinot Noir grapes, this was elegance and refinement in a bottle.

Overall an excellent visit to a unique winery that is doing great things. I look forward to seeing where they go as they grow, develop, and expand.

Sparkling Pointe
39750 County Road 48
Southold NY

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