Wolf Mountain Brut: Sparkling Wine from Georgia

There’s an exciting new sparkling wine for you to toast with this Valentine’s Day.  It doesn’t come from France or even California — it’s made in Georgia!

Introducing Blanc de Blancs Brut, a sparkling wine from Wolf Mountain Vineyards.

Wolf Mountain Vineyards is located in the foothills of the Southern Appalachian Mountains in Dahlonega, about 60 miles north of Atlanta.  The family owned and operated 30-acre estate was established in 1999, with the first vines planted in 2000.  The winery opened to the public in early spring 2003.  Today Wolf Mountain Vineyards is approaching a 5,000 case production.

Wolf Mountain’s sparkling wines are produced using the traditional method, just like Champagne.  The bubbles develop during the second fermentation, which takes place in the bottle.

The Blanc de Blancs is made from Chardonnay.  It is pale yellow in color, with a light and engaging taste.  Notes of citrus and golden apple are rounded out with a hint of spice.  Crisp acidity balances out the fruit for a refreshing finish.  The bubbles give the sparkling wine a nice fullness in the mouth.

Wolf Mountain also produces a Brut Rose, Sparkling Demi-Sec and Blanc de Syrah Brut, in addition to still white and red wines.  I’m a fan of the Instinct, a blend of Syrah, Mourvedre, Cabernet Sauvignon and Touriga Nacional.

Wolf Mountain wines can be purchased at Atlanta-area locations of Whole Foods.  Click here to see other retailers.  The wines may also be purchased at the winery or online.

Want to explore north Georgia wine country?  Visit Wolf Mountain Vineyards and the other wineries this March during the Spring Wine Highway Weekend.

Wolf Mountain Vineyards, www.wolfmountainvineyards.com
Blanc de Blancs Brut, $26