Cost: $28.95 (Clearance Price: $23.75)
Grape Variety: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
Category: Sparkling wine Méthod
Location Bought: LCBO Vintages
Region: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Château Des Charmes
Alcohol: 12% Alcohol/Vol.
A simply delightful sparkling wine, which is not surprising from Château Des Charmes
Description: Salmon in colour with a medium to medium+ intense nose and a fine mousse. This sparkling wine features brioche, yeast, strawberry, raspberry, nectarines, clementines and Cambozola. Medium body with good acidity and a long length.
Negatives: In experimenting with different Champagne/Sparkling wine glasses, the thinner, longer style ones gave this sparkler a sharper note that may not be inviting to some pallets.
Interesting Note: Bottle fermented and aged on sur lie (on the yeast) for two to three years
Drink now or in the next 3 years or pair with Smoked Salmon Bruschetta.
Tasted: 28 Sept 2014
Best Buy on sale price
Score: 9/10, Value: 9/10 (Clearance price: 9+/10), Total: 18/20
Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4