This sparkling has aromas of ripe strawberries, red cherries, watermelon and nectarine as well as light notes of flint and toasted bread. The red fruit notes carry through onto the palate, which is fresh, fruit-forward, lively and well-balanced with a pleasant and refreshing spritz due to the fine bubbles.
This wine is perfect as an aperitif as it pairs well with a variety of different canapes and appetizers. Pair with brie cheese, smoked salmon, oysters, prosciutto and other cured meats.
Selected in the vineyard for making sparkling wines, the two plots of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay were harvested early to ensure the final wine had moderate alcohol, and sufficient acidity. Picked by hand whole-cluster pressed in fractions, the clear juice was fermented at cold temperatures in stainless steel. The “cuvée” was blended, cold stabilized and sterile filtered. Secondary fermentation took place in bottle and was aged on lees for an average of one year before being riddled and disgorged.
Varietal Composition: 69% Pinot Noir & 31% Chardonnay
Appellation: VQA Niagara Peninsula
Harvest Dates: September 6th, 2016
Residual Sugar: 9.5g/l
Cases Produced (approx.): 110 cases