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Review 2017 Tradition

2017 Tradition

C$29.95
(C$29.95 Incl. tax)
Ripe Clementine • Grapefruit • Toasted Brioche
42% Chardonnay, 29% Pinot Noir, 20% Pinot Meunier
Very Dry, 3 Years on Lees
Description

Crafting blended wines is a true balancing act. Winemakers must not only incorporate all of the positive traits of each varietal, but also minimize the impact of their negative characteristics vintage to vintage. Champagne producers have been balancing the role of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, & Pinot Meunier for centuries.

WINEMAKER'S NOTES

This vintage of Tradition incorporates the traditional blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Blending these three varietals results in a gorgeous structure and depth to the wine, as well as an elegance and complexity that is unparalleled to any single varietal sparkling wine.

The resulting wine has abundant fruit character on the nose with ripe notes of ripe clementine and candied lime. Warmer notes of baked apple and brioche are also prominent. On the palate, flavours of fresh squeezed grapefruit, peach and a touch of biscuit dominate, while gorgeous minerality on the back palate lends a touch of weight to a crisp and structured finish.

FOOD MATCHES

This 2017 Tradition’s effervescence and fruit forwardness makes it excellent to pair with fried foods such as oysters and ceviche. For a more casual approach, pair this sparkling wine with popcorn or kettle chips. Avoid foods that are overly bitter, as the wine’s acidity will draw them out. Cheeses that would pair nicely include those richer creamier cheeses like Brie. But, for a truly outstanding pairing consider a French or Swiss mountain aged cheese, like Comte or Gruyere.

Varietal Vineyard Appellation Fermentation
42% Chardonnay, 29% Pinot Noir, 29% Pinot Meunier Estate Niagara Peninsula Stainless Steel, 3 years on lees
Release Date Alcohol Residual Sugar Cases
February 5, 2021 12.0% 3.0 g/L 470