Producer: Fosssenvue Winery
Region: Finger Lakes AVA
Blend: 100% saperavi
ABV: 9.8%
Price: $20*

* Review sample provided by the winery

Fossenvue Winery 2018 “Eighteen Forty-Eight” Diamond Pètillant-Naturel

Fossenvue Winery 2018 "Eighteen Forty-Eight" Diamond Pètillant-Naturel

87 points

Diamond, a cross of the well-known native grape variety Concord and lessser-known hybrid Iona, is perhaps surprisingly good as a pet-nat. The nose is intensely grape-y with a distinct aroma of green apply Jolly Rancher as well and subtle floral notes.

Light-bodied and frothy, there is some definite sweetness here to go with more green apple candy and green grape qualities. The finish is off-dry with sweet pineapple and citrus and just a bit more flowers. It's not complex at all, but it's quite tasty.

Note: The wine is named Eighteen Forty-Eight because "In Eighteen Forty-Eight, a convention was held in Seneca Falls, NY that launched the women’s suffrage movement. Here is where the Declaration of Sentiments was created, claiming that all men and women were created equal."

About Author

Lenn Thompson, a proud Pittsburgh, PA native, moved to Long Island more than a decade ago and quickly fell in love with the region’s dynamic and emerging wine community. A digital and content marketing and community professional by day, he founded in early 2004 to share his passion for the wines, beers and spirits of New York State. After running that site -- which became the premier source for independent New York wine commentary, reviews and news -- for 12 years, he launched in late 2016 to add the wines of Virginia, Maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Vermont and beyond to his beat. Lenn currently serves as the wine columnist for The Suffolk Times weekly newspaper and is the former editor of the Long Island Wine Gazette. He contributes or has contributed to publications like Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Beverage Media, Edible Brooklyn, Edible East End and Edible Hudson Valley. Lenn served on the board of directors for Drink Local Wine, and is the creator and founder of TasteCamp, an annual regional wine immersion conference for writers and trade. An admitted riesling and cabernet franc fanatic, he’s intensely passionate about eating local and the many local wine regions of America. Lenn lives in Miller Place, NY with his wife Nena, son Jackson, daughter Anna and their dog, Casey Lemieux Thompson.

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