Grape Variety: Chardonnay & Pinot Noir
Region: Niagara Peninsula
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Peller Estates
Alcohol: 11.5% Alcohol/Vol.
Description: Made in the traditional “méthode” with vidal ice wine dosage (115ml) added. Clear medium straw colour with Med+ intensity, small and abundant amount of mousse. On the nose I got apple, yeast, kiwi, orange, apricots and lemon marmalade. The taste is clean, off-dry, medium body, med+ acidity, balanced with med+ length. On the taste there is a lot of orange, especially in the aftertaste, papaya, ripe green apples, lemon marmalade, kiwi and light minerality. I don’t feel this is a sweet sparkling, but the notes of the orange gives a sweet perception on the palate. Went very well with cheese, tomato, mushroom and onion omelette.
Tasted: 23 April 2011
Score: 9/10, Value: 8.5/10, Total: 17.5/20
Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine 4