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Blanc de Blanc 2019 (Magnum)
The nose is fresh with notes of green apple, lemon, lime zest, mineral and light floral tones with notes of cream and lees. The mousse is fine with a rich, creamy mouthful, refreshing acidity and notes of green apple.
The finish is structured and refreshing with lingering minerality and a touch of sweetness. Certainly perfect to drink now but will further develop complexities through short to medium-term aging.
VQA Niagara Peninsula
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BRIX AT HARVEST
This wine is a perfect aperitif and will pair nicely with fresh shucked oysters, sushi and composed salads. Serve chilled at 5-8° C.
Our 2019 Blanc de Blanc is made from our neighbor Lado Viscek’s meticulously farmed vineyard as well as a selection of our favourite growers in Niagara-on-the-Lake. The fruit was hand-harvested in early September. Following harvest, the grapes were transferred gently into the press and the free run juice was captured separately to preserve the elegant profile. Primary fermentation was kept cool and in 100% stainless steel. Malolactic fermentation was suppressed to keep the fresh fruit character in the wine. The secondary fermentation took place in bottle and the wine was aged sur lattes for a minimum of 12 months. The wine was disgorged in summer 2021 with no dosage added, resulting in a classic Brut Nature.
DAVID LAWRASON, WINEALIGN.COM
This pale gold sparkler shows a mature, well integrated and complex nose of dried peach, garlic toast, honey and almond. It is mid-weight, very firm, tart-edged and mineral - almost saline - on the palate. Impressive flavour intensity and excellent length, but heads up that this is a dry, rigid and bracing wine. Tasted October 2020