Blanc de Blanc NV
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.Download Notes
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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 Blanc de Blanc is made from Chardonnay sourced from a selection of our favourite growers in the Niagara Peninsula. 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 9 months. The wine was disgorged in winter 2023 with no dosage added, resulting in a classic Brut Nature.
Decanter Wine Awards 2023, DWWA
Pretty nose of toast, honey, pear drop and candied lemon, then to a palate of subtle citrus, melon, lime peel and green apple.
Michael Godel, WineAlign
The non-vintage Blanc de Blanc is chardonnay aged on its lees for a short spell, just nine months and the final result is one of Niagara’s driest sparkling wines. Years of trials have allowed 13th Street to figure this out and so texture but also positive energy are what drive this fine-tooled machine. It is not a simple measure to create bubbles without sugar (there are only a negligible 3 g/L of RS) and without making a searing style. This is not that but it does deliver waves of citrus, from juice, zest and the proverbial dissolving tablet. "But ooh, yeah, come on, they know because they feel." You have to like these kinds of flavours and acid. That’s the nature of this style of B de B and 13th Street both knows it and does it so well. "Who feels it, knows it, Lord." Drink 2023-2027. Tasted November 2023.