2008 Tete Cuvee – a Brut sparkling wine. Made in the traditional method and aged for two years.
50/50 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, all estate grown; vines were planted in the 1970s and Afton Mountain is one Virginia’s oldest wineries.
Picked the fruit a bit earlier than normally, at about 19 bricks to make sure it has acidity and the grapes aren’t too sweet.
Price point – $30.00; distributed in Virginia, DC and southern Maryland
Nose is very soft and slightly floral.
Palate is crisp and lightly sweet with soft lemon notes. Refreshing and those who like Brut-style wines should really like this.
Other varietals are Gewurtztraminer and 100% Estate Cabernet Sauvignon – these are among their most popular wines.