NV “Proost” Brut Zero Blanc De Blancs Sparkling Wine - Den Hoed Wine Estates

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Dried lemon, crushed yellow flowers, peach pit. Golden apple, toasty brioche, bosc pear. Sour cream and yogurt, subtle cinnamon and oak spices. Ripe and yeasty with deliciously dry laser-like linear precision. An apple turnover with pastry shop decadence smothered in dust and sand. This NV "Proost" Brut Zero Blanc De Blancs Sparkling Wine by Den Hoed Wine Estates is a characterful méthode-champenoise bubbly from Washington State.

Great wine should directly reflect its terroir. While the Champagne region of France is known for soils heavy in chalk and limestone and its wines project this, most of Washington State's wine growing regions are dominated by sedimentary soils including sand, silt, and loess. This sparkling wine, produced by Den Hoed from 100% Chardonnay, takes old-world Champagne style and marries it to Washington soil. Long days of extended sunshine have created a wine that does not hide its fruit while reflecting dusty sandy dried grass terroir. 2 years of aging on the lees plus zero dosage has added a dry bready bite. This stuff wont be confused for Champagne but is perfectly wonderful in its own way. It is light as a feather at 12.0% ABV and provides a delicious and refreshing drinking experience. Next time you're looking for a fun domestic sparkler don't be afraid give a bottle from Washington a try.