Jana Winery Blanc de Blanc Sparkling Wine, Mendocino County
Grown just south of Ukiah on the Nelson Ranch in Mendocino County. Nestled in an upland side canyon, this 40 year old Riesling vineyard produces small yields of flavorful Riesling grapes.
Made in a dry and crisp delicate style with hints of litchi nut and peaches, this sparkling wine will accompany Asian food and light chicken or pork dishes. Left one year in Tirage.
Having gone to winemaking school in Germany, I have always liked making European style Rieslings and sparkling wines (Sekt in German). There are not too many Riesling vineyards left in Mendocino since Cabernet Sauvignon fetches so much more money for the grower. We can be thankful that the Nelson family has preserved this great Riesling Vineyard. This sparkling wine is made in teh German Dry Sekt style.