Damiani Sparkling Brut 2013

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Tasting Notes

This sparkling wine is complex and well crafted. Aromas and flavors of yellow apple, brioche, lemon curd and crushed rocks with a creamy mousse. It is medium in body with refreshing citrusy acidity and a long finish.


Damiani Wine Cellars is located on the eastern shore of Seneca Lake in New York’s Finger Lakes. The winery was founded in 2004 by two Hector, New York, natives and long-time friends – second generation grape-grower, Phil Davis, and winemaker, Lou Damiani. The two started planting grapes in the 1990s to make wine for personal consumption and for family and friends. As their wine production increased over time, they decided to go commercial. In 2007, they brought on Glenn Allen as a business consultant and invited him to become third co-owner one year later. Phil Arras joined the team as the assistant winemaker in June 2009 and moved up to head winemaker in 2012. Since its inception, the winery focused on making dry red wines, but has since expanded into white and sparkling wines. The Damiani Wine Cellars properties total 40 acres and comprise four single vineyards with both vinifera and hybrid grape plantings. Damiani Wine Cellars emphasizes natural, terroir-driven winemaking and practices minimalist techniques in barrel aging, fermentation, filtration, and fining. The winery produces about 8,000 cases annually; all of the grapes for their wine are 100% sourced in the Finger Lakes.

Grapes for this wine come from the east side of Seneca Lake (87.5%) and the west side of Cayuga Lake (12.5%). This sparkling wine is made using the “Champagne Method” in which the secondary fermentation (the one that creates the bubbles) happens in the bottle. In the case of the 2013 Brut, the wine was aged on the lees for five and a half years and it was disgorged in small batches. 274 cases produced.

Food Pairing Suggestions

Fish (white), Fondue, Green Salads, Ham, Hors d'oeuvres, Just for Cocktailing, Shellfish, Sushi, Tapas

New York , Finger Lakes
Grape Varietal:
63% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay, 12% Pinot Meunier
$35.50 each