Blanc de Noirs

Blanc de Noirs
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Our John W. Simpson Sparkling Series honors the man who had the vision to start planting grapes and open Good Harbor Vineyards on the Leelanau Peninsula back in the late 1970s.  This Blanc de Noirs was produced using the Charmat method to keep the fruit flavors found in Pinot Noir up front and present on the nose and palate. This lively wine is certain to stimulate and excite your senses. Our Blanc de Noirs has a beautiful light peach hue from perfectly ripened fruit. Brut in style, this sparkling wine was produced using the Charmat method to preserve the delicious fruit flavors Pinot Noir produces. On the palate, this wine is creamy but has balanced acidity and a long finish. 

NOSE: Aromas of dark cherry with a hint of strawberry. 

PALATE: This sparkling wine is dry in style. Lingering fruit flavors are complimented by a hint of minerality in the background. The creamy texture on the palate and the lovely acidity makes this wine a lovely pairing for seafood or a variety of cheese and crackers.

2022 Jefferson Cup Invitational - Jefferson Cup Award; 91 Points (Decanter)
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Wine Specs
Pinot Noir
Leelanau Peninsula
Vineyard Designation
Benjamin's Vineyard
Whole cluster pressed; refermented via Cuvée Close
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Tasting Notes
Produced from 100% Pinot Noir, our sparkling wine is a brut (dry) wine with structured fruit notes of cherries. It is a fruity, complex, and fresh sparkling wines.
90 points - Press Fraction; 91 points - Decanter
2023 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition - Silver Medal; 2022 Jefferson Cup Invitational - Jefferson Cup Award; 2021 TEXSOM International Wine Competition - Judge's Selection
Vineyard Notes
Heavy soils with highly productive plants that lend themselves to bubbly production
Production Notes
Gently whole cluster pressed and re-fermented via cuveé close
Food Pairing Notes
This wine is particularly well-suited to serve with a variety of foods, including soft and nutty cheeses, macadamia nut-crusted halibut, and pork tenderloin with fresh rosemary and lemon thyme.

Product Reviews

Amanda's Gravatar
(Sep 11, 2021 at 4:59 PM)
Had this wine at the wine club dinner. Supper good. We are not big sparking wine but we love this wine!

Amanda's Gravatar
(Jan 17, 2022 at 4:56 PM)
Had this wine at the wine club dinner. Needless to say it did NOT disappoint. I am so glad they served this. I would of never thought to give it a try. But I am glad we did. My husband and I have been enjoying this wine very much.

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Lois Iveson
(Jun 17, 2022 at 7:20 AM)
I love sparkling wines and this is definitely one of the best!

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Brad & JIll Riemann
(May 18, 2023 at 8:11 AM)
Served at my son's college graduation party. Was a very big hit!!

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