13th Street Blanc de Blanc
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Chardonnay
REGION: Niagara Peninsula, Ontario
This bubbly is pale straw in colour with fresh citrus and green apple fruit. A fine mousse lends to a rich, creamy mouthfeel with hints of fresh limes, apples and lingering minerality. Crisp and fresh, it can be cellared for 2 to 5 years. Pairs well with sushi.
This Traditional Method sparkling wine is crafted with 100% Chardonnay from 13th Street's neighbour Lado Viscek's meticulously farmed vineyard and some of their favourite growers in Niagara-on-the-Lake. All of the fruit was hand-harvested in early September and then transferred gently into the press where the free-run juice was captured separately to preserve the elegant profile.
The primary fermentation was kept cool in 100% stainless steel, while malolactic fermentation was suppressed to keep fresh fruit characters in the wine. Secondary fermentation took place in bottle and the wine was aged sur lattes for a minimum of 12 months. It was disgorged in summer 2022 with no dosage added, resulting in a classic Brut Nature dry style of sparkling wine.
Gold Medal winner at the 2022 National Wine Awards
92 Points - Rick Vansickle, Wines of Niagara