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BLANC DE NOIR 2017 Traditional method, VQA Niagara Peninsula, Ontario
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer KEW VINEYARDS
This 100% Pinot Noir sparkler has a medium straw colour and a charming, faintly honeyed, ripe, melon-apple-lemon meringue nose with some minerally, gently toasty, brioche notes. Dry, medium bodied, harmonious, nicely structured, bright, ripe lemon-melon-apple purée flavours with a lingering, faintly toasty, crisp, harmonious, effervescent finish. Seems quite mellow and ready to drink. It has 12.3% alcohol, 6 g/L residual sugar and 6.3 g/L total acidity. This batch going to the LCBO was tiraged on March 26, 2018 and just recently disgorged on September 23, 2021 meaning that it was actually aged on the lees for 3 1/2 years - one year longer than the one reviewed in the Vintages Catalogue. Note that only 470 cases were produced and that it is disgorged in batches at different times as required from 40 to 125 cases. CSPC 380030
Type Sparkling Wine
Agent KEW Vin
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating ***(90 points)
Harmonious, Bright, Ripe, Dry
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: Here's a pretty, gentle and quite refined sparkling wine with a soft, complex and pretty nose of cherry, almond and croissant pastry. It is very well balanced, lively and charming but with a serious side as well. The fruit is front and centre here; the focus and length are excellent. Score - 92 (David Lawrason, winealign.com, Oct. 30, 2020) Price $ 29.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - November 27, 2021
Cases bought 59 (6 bottles per case)

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