Empire Estate

Empire Estate Brut Rose NV

750 ml
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This vibrant sparkling rose is a collaboration between Thomas Pastuszak, formerly of The Nomad Hotel, and renown winemaker Kelby James Russell of Red Newt Cellars. A blend of 95% Riesling and 5% Pinot Noir, on the nose this bubbly displays fruit tones of red cherry, raspberry, & baked lemon, notes of toasted brioche, and racy mineral aromas of gravel & limestone. Refined bubbles and a brisk acidity hit the palate, followed by flavors of strawberry & lemon cream, orange blossom & stone fruit, all leading to a long, mineral finish. This wine is just another reason why we love New York. 

Empire Estate

 The Finger Lakes region of upstate New York has a long, storied history of grape-growing and winemaking, but its sparkling wine production in the late-1800s is what initially put the area on the world’s wine map. With vineyards planted on mineral-rich soils, on slopes that hug the glacially-carved lakes, and a cool climate similar to many of the finest Old World wine regions, the Finger Lakes is an ideal terroir for making world-class wines. This project by sommelier Thomas Pastuszak, formerly of The Nomad Hotel, and winemaker Kelby James Russell of Red Newt Cellars, was created to showcase an incredible winemaking region that New Yorkers have right in their own backyard: The Finger Lakes.


New York, United States

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