The fruit for this wine (67% Chardonnay, 33% Pinot Noir) was hand picked in early September during the 2015 vintage. The grapes were pressed and co-fermented together and then aged in stainless steel tanks with zero malolactic fermentation. Bottling occurred in March of 2016, with the secondary fermentation lasting 6-8 weeks. These bottles were then aged for 32 months on its lees before disgorging. The bottles were then topped with wild barrel fermented Chardonnay from our Estate vineyard.
The colour is brilliant pale straw. Up front on the nose are aromas of green apple, sliced Flemish Beauty pear and brioche. The palate is vibrant and fresh with a focused acidity. Soft and balanced sparkling wine with medium fine bubbly mousse. Palate mimics nose with concentrated flavours of apple, pear, lemon zest, with delicate hints of toasted almonds, and a smooth medium finish.
Sparkling wine is versatile and can be paired with most dishes. It goes hand in hand with oysters, smoked salmon, or caviar. Also goes great with Chinese food.
Brix at harvest: avg 22.9 pH: 3.68 Total Acidity: 5.2g/L Alcohol: 13.5% Residual Sugar: 3.0g/L
2021 WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada: GOLD
2019 Finger Lakes International Wine and Spirits Competition: BRONZE