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ARCHANGEL BRUT SPARKLING CHARDONNAY 2014 Traditional method, VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer ANGELS GATE
A REPEAT of the recommended best buy 2014 (***) that was released on May 16, 2020 at $29.95. This NEW batch was tiraged (originally bottled) on February 17, 2015 but was only recently disgorged on December 13, 2020 meaning it spent almost 70 months on the lees. Thatís really significant because it is more than 4-times longer than what appears on the back label: ďaged on lees for a minimum of 14 months . Bright medium straw colour., the nose is quite complex, mineral-driven, fairly intense with ripe, apple-lemon meringue along with some toasty, brioche notes. Dry, medium bodied, nicely structured, complex, bright, ripe, lemon-apple flavours with a lingering, crisp, mineral-tinged, gently toasty finish. This food-inspired sparkler will appeal to fans of dry Brut Champagne. This 100% Chardonnay is a blend of 91% 2014 and 9% 2013 and has 11.9% alcohol and a mere 8 g/L residual sugar. Unfortunately, there is no lot number on the bottle enabling buyers to see that this batch was actually bottled on December 13, 2020. Only 2,000 cases produced. CSPC 227009
Type Sparkling Wine
Agent Ang Gat
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating ***(91 points)
Classy, Very Dry, Complex
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: Niagara sparkling wine is truly in its ascendancy, moving from strength to strength. In this exciting, dynamic atmosphere, the wines of winemaker Philip Dowell are among the very best of the best. Expect this traditional method sparkler to be complex and creamy, with a superb depth of apple and citrus alongside vanilla, toast and underlying minerality. This is a wine for dinner, not just for celebrating. Price $ 29.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - October 30, 2021
Cases bought 84 (6 bottles per case)

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