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BLANC DE BLANCS BRUT SPARKLING Traditional method, VQA Niagara Escarpment
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer CAVE SPRING
Assessed from a bottle purchased at the LCBO. Although this 100% Chardonnay BRUT is not Vintage dated (NV), I have been informed by the winery that the lot number on this Vintages Essential (LD082020 on the lower part of the glass bottle) reveals that this is from the 2017 vintage. Consistently high quality, this BdB Brut has a bright medium-light straw colour. The bouquet is very slightly spicy, faintly floral, fresh, ripe, apple-lemon fruit with some gently complex, mineral notes. It is dry, medium bodied, very faintly honeyed and nicely structured with ripe apple-lemon-melon fruit flavours followed up by a crisp, mineral-tinged, fresh, fairly high acid, lingering finish. it has 12% alcohol and 7 g/L residual sugar with a high 8.1 g/L total acidity. The tirage took place in June 2018 and the disgorgement in October 2020 meaning that it was 28 months on the lees. I can assure you that this traditional-method Chardonnay will improve with another year or so of aging which will add some toasty notes and hints of meringue. Only 1,170 cases of 6 bottles produced and 47 cases released at the LCBO. CSPC 213983
Type Sparkling Wine
Agent Cav Spr
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating ***(90 points)
Dry, Harmonious, Bright
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: This is a brilliant example of Ontario's prowess with sparkling wine. An elegant traditional-method Chardonnay that delivers great depth of apple, pear and bread tones in a crisp, long package. In 2012, Cave Spring was awarded a Lieutenant Governor's Award for their Blanc de Blancs Brut Sparkling. Perfect for lobster, grilled seafood, or sushi. Price $ 29.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - April 17, 2021
Cases bought 47 (6 bottles per case)

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