92 pts

Blanc de Blanc 2020

Tasting Notes

The nose is fresh with aromas of green apple, lemon, lime zest and mineral with notes of cream and fresh dough. The mousse is fine with a creamy mouthful, refreshing acidity and flavours of green apple, confit lemon, blanched almonds 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.

$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

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

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 2020 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 2022 with no dosage added, resulting in a classic Brut Nature.

 

90 pts

Rick Vansickle, Wines IN Niagara

This popular, traditionally made sparkler, is true to the Colas style. It’s a brut zero (no sugar added), 100% Chardonnay sourced mainly from a neighbouring vineyard. This was disgorged after 14 months on the lees and finished with just 3 g/l of sugar. It has an energetic bubble and a fresh and lemony nose with biscuit, pear and flinty minerality. It’s lively on the palate with subtle smoky/flinty notes, bright apple, fresh pear, toasted almonds, lemon zest and a lifted, minerally finish. Lovely bubbles.

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