Two years in the making, Duck Walk Vineyards has released a new brut sparkling wine.
A test batch, made back in 2014 proved so popular it sold out quickly, so the Southold winery set about making it again in much larger supply.
“We used the true methode champenoise method, so it takes a very long time to produce,” said tasting room manager Dara Marchica.
Methode champenoise is the true style of champagne production, except of course it can’t go by that name if it’s made outside the Champgneregion.
Duck Walk Vineyards made its brut the old fashioned way, Marchica explained, creating a second fermentation in the bottle and allowing it to rest two years.
The resulting sparkling wine has been described by Duck Walk Vineyards as having “scents of citrus, followed by flavors of apple, pear and butterscotch, layered over a rich, creamy mouth feel.”
“It’s made with chardonnay grapes and done in the brut style,” Marchica said. “So it’s a dry champagne, very crisp, with tiny bubbles and very refreshing.”
Duck Walk Vineyards’ brut sparkling is currently available in its tasting room for $24.95 a bottle.
Duck Walk Vineyards is located at 44535 Main Road in Southold. For more information call (631) 765-3500 or visit duckwalk.com.