Grape Variety: Pinot Noir & Chardonnay
Category: Sparkling Wine
Location Bought: LCBO Vintage
Region: Niagara Peninsula
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Henry of Pelham
Alcohol: 12% Alcohol/Vol.
Description: Red snapper in colour with a fine mousse and medium+ nose.
A true quality sparkling that is a good substitute for Champagne rosé
Positives: A complex wine featuring brioche, baked apple, yeast, raspberry, strawberry, cranberry, rhubarb and chalk. Full body with good acidity and a long length.
Interesting Notes: “The grapes were hand picked and bunch selected followed by a gentle whole cluster pressing. The secondary fermentation was finished in this bottle followed by a further 30 months.” (Winemaker’s notes)
Drink now on or over the next 3 years on its own or pair it with caviar.
Tasted: 19 May 13
Score: 9+/10, Value: 9+/10 Total: 18.5/20
Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4+