1994 Blaganta Ubhal Fion
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Bob McGregor had an idea one day back in the early 1990s, back when nobody was contemplating producing sparkling apple wine for sale in the Finger Lakes...
We were growing a few apple trees- a golden russet, northern spy and a few Cornell variants on Macintosh. In 1994, we had a particularly great yield of apples and he asked our winemaker, Jeff Dencenburg, to make a methode champenoise apple wine with our bounty. And..well.. in all honesty, we lost track of this experiment…for a long, long time.
Ultimately, nearly two decades transpired, and sparkling apple wines became de rigueur…and we realized we were sitting on something special. After 19 years of aging in the bottle, it was time to commit to the fact that we were holding onto something special. Finally we disgorged the wine and ended up with just over 20 cases of a stellar, 19 year old sur lie aged sparkling apple wine. Nobody has ever done this and nobody will likely do it again. This bubbly remains fresh, delightful, and incredibly complex!
This wine is in very short supply, 20 cases produced.