Cost: $34.95 (Clearance: $24.50)
Grape Variety: 51% Pinot Noir, 49% Chardonnay
Category: Sparkling wine
Location Bought: LCBO Vintages
Region: Niagara Peninsula
Format: 750 mL
Producer: 13th Street Winery
Alcohol: 12.5% Alcohol/Vol.
Consistently a quality Ontario sparkling wine
Description: Straw in colour with a medium+ intense nose and a fine mousse. This wine features mild toast, Easter Lily, lemon drops, ginger, pink grapefruit, green apples and limestone. Medium to medium+ body with good acidity and a long length.
Interesting Note: Although this sparkling wine has been aged three years and made in the traditional method, not a lot of yeast and brioche notes, which should please those that want quality Champagne style but don’t like those notes.
Drink now or in the next 5 years on its own or pair it with delicate cow’s milk cheeses
Tasted: 5 Oct 2014
Best Buy at the clearance price
Score: 9/10, Value: 8.5+/10 (Clearance price: 9+/10), Total: 18/20
Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4