Living Roots Session Sparkling White NV
Finger Lakes, New York
Living Roots is a winery that has locations in two hemispheres. Seb Hardy has winemaking in his genes dating back 6 generations. In 1850 his great-great-great grandfather immigrated from England to Southern Australia and planted vines. 160+ years later, Seb worked with his dad in the vineyards through his youth and then after high school worked several harvests across Australia and Europe. He studied Viticulture and Oenology in Adelaide with a program offered through UC Davis. The other half of Living Roots was raised in Rochester New York, Colleen studied marketing, entered the corporate life, and lived in Chicago for a while. The world of wine kept pulling her and in 2014 she decided to jump in with both feet and landed a job as a cellar hand during harvest at Seb’s family winery in Australia. The rest is history in a bottle. They fell in love with each other and the wine and decided to follow the harvest back and forth from Australia to the Finger Lakes region in New York, Living Roots was born in 2016. Sharing today the Session Sparkling, made with Elvira and Riesling varietals. Naturally low in alcohol at only 8%, these are perfect bubbles to enjoy earlier in the day. There are bright aromatics on the nose of white peaches, golden delicious apples, and pears. The palate is lush with tiny tingling bubbles, it finishes dry with some fine chalkiness.