Elentone | by Chris Sherry | Proper Fizz from Washington State

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2013 Brut
Traditional Method
Pinot Noir and Chardonnay
Lake Chelan AVA
36 months on lees
SRP: $42
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Chris Sherry and Miguele de Quadros-Sherry of Elentone

This morning, I wanted to share with you what a pleasure it was to meet winemaker Chris Sherry and Director Miguele de Quadros-Sherry of Elentone wine. Chris is a tall, soft spoken gentleman, and a truly talented winemaker. Yesterday, he was guest winemaker at the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center in Prosser, Washington and was pouring his 2013 Elentone sparkling wine for tasting room visitors.

In the United Kingdom, sparkling wine is often referred to as “Fizz.”

Chris is originally from sunny England, he studied winemaking in France and was involved in several sparkling winemaking projects in the UK. He is an official judge for the international sparkling wine competition, Effervescents du Monde, held annually in Dijon. He left the United Kingdom to craft sparkling wine in Washington State.

Southern England is the up and coming sparkling winemaking region in the world. UK sales of Champagne are actually down 10% because of the consumption of domestic bubbles. 
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Chris Sherry pouring Elentone.

Elentone is styled after a French wine we know as “Champagne.” The composition of Elentone is a classic blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. My first impression was, “delicious” and “tastes like Champagne.” Most of my guests and many of my readers know how much I enjoy sparkling wines. Impressed? Yes.

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Elentone Brut sparkling Washington wine.

If you are looking for a traditional styled bottle of sparkling wine, inspired by generations of European winemakers, made with tremendous care, from premium Washington terroir, then Elentone is your ticket. A beautiful wine. Highly Recommended.

Where can you find Elentone?

Chris is friends with one of my favorite Woodinville winemakers, Javier Alfonso of Pomum Cellars. Which is where Chris is making his Fizz and where you can taste and purchase Elentone. On Fridays, from 5 – 8 pm Pomum Cellars is hosting “Fizz Fridays” where you can enjoy Elentone by the glass!

Fizz Fridays @ Pomum Cellars
18512 142nd Avenue Northeast
Woodinville, WA 98072

For the moment, there are a few bottles of Elentone for sale at the Clore Center in Prosser.

Elentone – Keep in contact with Chris
www.elentone.com
fizz@elentone.com

Pomum Cellars
18512 142nd Avenue Northeast
Woodinville, WA 98072

Walter Clore Center
www.theclorecenter.org

Cheers to Washington bubbles!

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