90 pts

Blanc de Blanc 2019

Tasting Notes

The nose is fresh with notes of starfruit, 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, key lime and wet stone. The finish is structured and refreshing with lingering minerality. Certainly perfect to drink now but will further develop complexities through short to medium-term aging.

Silver Medal – National Wine Awards 2021

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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

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

WINEMAKING NOTES

Our 2019 Blanc de Blanc is made from our neighbour 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.

 

90 pts

Sara D’amato, WineAlign.com

A delectably toasty, leesy chardonnay with a pleasant voluminous mousse on the palate that helps balance out the otherwise austere nature of this racy Traditional Method fizz. Precise and dry with what feels like a very low dosage. Excellent food pairing potential. Tasted NWAC 2021.

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