90 pts

Blanc de Blanc 2019

Tasting Notes

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.

This wine is a perfect aperitif and will pair nicely with fresh shucked oysters, sushi and composed salads.  Serve chilled at 5-8° C.

$29.95

APPELLATION

VQA Niagara Peninsula

VINEYARD

Select Niagara Peninsula

GRAPE VARIETY

100% Chardonnay

BRIX AT HARVEST

17.3

ALCOHOL CONTENT

12.5%

RESIDUAL SUGAR

3 grams/Litre

WINEMAKING NOTES

Our 2018 Blanc de Blanc is made from our neighbor Lado Viscek’s meticulously farmed vineyard. 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 2020 with no dosage added, resulting in a classic Brut Nature.

 

91 pts

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

90 pts

Michael Godel, WineAlign.com

Full on chardonnay gifts this B de B from fruit sourced out of the Viscek Vineyard in Creek Shores. The excitable bubbles are just calm enough to press forward without trepidation though they do dominate the entry. Gold standard bubble here, in hue and the sort of mineral feel that is provided. The dosage seems slightly higher than noted in the 2017 so the result is less intensity and more consumer drinkability. Drink 2020-2023. Tasted October 2020.

90 pts

John Szabo, MS, WineAlign.com

This is fresh and frothy, still lightly sulfur tinged, acetone, crunchy and green apple, citrus-scented bubbly, lively and succulent. Complexity and autolysis are modest, but overall this is highly drinkable bubbly at a fair price, ready to go. A fine premium Sunday morning opener; no need for orange juice, or the aperitif hour. Tasted October 2020

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