May 26, 2008

Glenora Peach Spumante

Bill Dowd photo

Glenora Wine Cellars, the oldest operation on Seneca Lake (founded 1977), is one of the stronger wineries in New York's Finger Lakes. It has its own restaurant and inn, and public tours and tastings are available.

Glenora Peach Spumante

"Spumante" is bubbly light. "Peach" spumante is light lite. But, in this case, that's a good thing, especially as we enter a time of year in which flavored, light bubblies are more in evidence.

This particular expression of the genre is a fine one. It's bottle fermented, with tiny, sharp bubbles providing the cleansing effect you want from such a wine, and the peach flavoring has a tangy edge that reminds me of actual peaches. The semi-sweet finish makes this a good companion to a cheese-and-fruit platter or similar finish to a multi-course meal.

At just $12.99 a bottle, it's worth laying in a supply for your personal cellar.

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