Gamay Blanc de Noir 2021
Fine bubbles in the glass. Aromas of lemon peel, almonds, and white currants with notes of minerality. On the palate the mousse is fine with bracing acidity and flavours of lemon, fresh raspberries and juicy red apple. The finish is long, dry and refreshing with lingering flavours of tart, red raspberries.
Enjoy this delicious Sparkling Gamay on it own or as the perfect complement to bloomy-rind cheese or a chilled seafood platter.
Serve chilled at 5-8° C.
VQA Creek Shores
100% Whitty Vineyard
BRIX AT HARVEST
3.2 grams - 0 dosage grams/Litre
Late winter and early spring had higher than average temperatures leading to an early bud break on May 10th (one week earlier than last year). The high temperatures continued through spring leading to rapid canopy development, flowering and fruit set. The heat continued through the summer with just enough rain to refresh the vines. Harvest began in late August with Chardonnay for sparkling. After a two week break due to excessive rain, harvest continued throughout late September and early October with aromatic whites and lighter reds. Harvest continued throughout October and November with later ripening reds, ending with Cabernet Sauvignon in late November. Overall, yields were moderate due to thorough sorting and preventative management. Wines should be drunk on release or cellared for the medium-term.