VARIETIES: Chardonnay (70%), Pinot Noir (30%)
REGION: Okanagan Falls
BOTTLE SIZE: 750 mL
Our inaugural sparkling has a fine and persistent mousse thanks to the traditional method secondary fermentation in the bottle. On the nose the wine is subtle with elements of green apples and crushed rocks. Clean, crisp, and fresh palate with mineral notes wrapped in flavours of orchard apples and pears, finishing with a rich and creamy texture from the extended bottle age. The wine is dry from start to finish making it the perfect aperitif wine.
WINEMAKER: Chris Carson
Beppi Crosariol, The Globe & Mail (Aug 2017): Bone-dry, with a rich, creamy texture despite little sugar in this Champagne-method bubbly. Bready, yeasty depth supports pineapple, pear and lemon-curd fruit flavours. A blend of 70-per-cent chardonnay with 30-per-cent pinot noir, it's like a delectable French fruit pastry. The fruit-acid tension is impressive, particularly as it warms slightly. Don't be afraid to let it sit for a while in the glass; time is on its side. 91 Points
John Schreiner (Nov 2016): This is 70% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir. The wine has had a total of four years aging in tank and bottle before its release. It has the slight bready note of classic Champagne. It also has brightly focussed fruit showing notes of lemon and granny smith apple. It is clean and fresh on the palate with crisp finish. The bubbles are fine and persistent. 92 Points