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Ankida Ridge Brut Sparkling Wine

Product Code:122161
Type:Sparkling Wine


Available QTY: 3

Available for In-Store Pick Up

Norfolk Virginia Only

Ankida Ridge Vineyards Brut Sparkling Wine, Amherst, Virginia, 2016

Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay

Winemaker Notes: A Sparkling Wine of 100% Chardonnay made in the traditional Méthode Champenoise style. Bright notes of green apple, pear and a touch of citrus combine to create a brilliantly fresh, lively Brut. Made from early-picked Chardonnay grown nearby on our leased Amherst County vineyard, Mountain Terrace. The wine was barrel-aged in neutral French oak for 9 months, then bottle-aged for nearly 18 months before disgorgement.

Perfect Pairings: Classic Gougeres, Brie w/Pear & Walnut Confit, Charcuterie, Smoked Salmon & Salty Snacks

About Ankida Ridge

All our wines are extremely limited in production. Our total case production is currently under 1000 cases.

Fast Facts:

• 37°42’ N x 79°10’W
• the Blue Ridge Mountains, Amherst County, Virginia
• Elevation 1700 – 1800ft with steep SE aspect
• Ancient, weathered granite soils over 500,000 million years old
• 6 acres under vine on site

Our site is unique to Virginia viticulture, given our high elevation and extremely rocky soils. This created many challenges in the planting of our vines, sometimes needing heavy equipment with jackhammers to create the holes for planting. As difficult as the planting was, we know that these well-drained, rocky soils will give us the fruit of very high quality, given we typically receive high amounts of rain or snow throughout the year.

We are more than a vineyard. We are a farm that incorporates the use of our animals in the vineyard. We are a forest and recently experienced a forest fire that crept to within 20 ft of our home and up to the vineyard fence, spreading to cover over 11,000 acres in the George Washington National Forest behind us. We are forever indebted to the firefighters who worked so hard to save our home and vineyard. They are true heroes.

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