Furnace Brook Winery located in Richmond, Massachusetts is one of my favorite Massachusetts state wineries. And they have a way with anything fizzy...whether it's apple cider or sparkling wine.
Their Johnny Mash Cider and their French Cidre are both excellent.
One of my favorites, is that they make a lovely Sparkling Muscato. It's only slightly sweet and very refreshing. It's got a lovely aroma with wonderful tropical nose. Crisp, with great acidity. A really lovely, light sparkling wine. And it's won half a dozen gold and silver medals at The Big E and other regional competitions.
But recently, we had the opportunity to try a bottle of Furnace Brook Winery Sparkling Blanc de Blancs. Made with a blend of Chardonnay and Seyval Blanc, it's got a tremendous nose of bread and green apples and exotic spices. The fruit is also big up front. Big green apples and a touch of pear, as well as hints of peach and apricot. And a nice, tart finish. A lovely, refreshing wine. Absolutely a lovely sparkling wine for any celebratory occasion. Nice complexity. It had medaled at the Big E four years in a row, from 2009 to 2011. And you can see why!