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Review 2016 Barrel Aged Blanc de Blancs

2016 Barrel Aged Blanc de Blancs

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Ripe Pear • Bright Citrus • Toasted Walnut
100% Chardonnay, Barrel Aged, 6 months
Very Dry, 4 ½ Years on Lees
Description

WINEMAKER'S NOTES

Blanc de Blancs are historically some of the most prestigious Champagnes and Sparkling Wines. Rich in colour and body, these wines define and embody a luxe, celebratory spirit.

Produced solely from Chardonnay, our Barrel Aged, Blanc de Blancs was barrel aged six months prior to us bottling it for secondary fermentation. Not only does this provide an added dimension of complexity to the wine, it is an Old World technique that truly demonstrates our winemaker Philip Dowell’s level of skill and artistry in creating balanced sparkling wines.

On lees for four and a half years, this sparkling wine is a beautiful straw colour with a rich mousse. Vanilla and a touch of toasted walnut are present on the nose. The palate is lively and full of vibrant lemon, lime and ripe pear characteristics. Much like you would expect out of a barrel aged Chardonnay table wine, the finish on this sparkling wine is long, balanced and decadent.

FOOD MATCHES

Our Barrel Aged, Blanc de Blanc pairs well with rich sauces and smoked fishes. Some of our favourite dishes to compliment this sparkling are mild curry chicken salad, mushroom risotto, oysters and scrambled eggs with truffle oil. For the perfect cheese pairings we suggest Gruyere, Gouda, Swiss, Cheddar and Parmesan. 

Varietal Vineyard Appellation Fermentation
100% Chardonnay Estate Beamsville Bench Stainless steel, 4 ½ years on lees, barrel aged 6 months, 6 year old French oak
Release Date Alcohol Residual Sugar Cases
April 1, 2021 12.4% 3.0 g/L 550