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FLAT ROCK TWISTED SPARKLING 2020 Charmat method, VQA Ontario
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer FLAT ROCK
Medium-light straw colour. Spicy, faintly honeyed, ripe, apple nose with some some leesy-toasty notes. Off-dry, medium-light bodied, very spicy, honeyed, ripe apple-melon purée flavours with a lingering, fairly effervescent, somewhat tropical pineapple finish. Ready-to-drink. This totally new blend of 98% Riesling, 1% Chardonnay and 1% Gewürztraminer is made in the Charmat Method meaning that it was aged on lees in tank for over a month followed by a secondary fermentation also in tank and then bottled with a crown cap. It has 12.5% alcohol and 14 g/L residual sugar with lot number 20201024 on the lower part of the glass bottle. Not up to the 2018 (**/**+) that was released on March 7, 2020 at $24.95 - an appealing higher acid 11.5% alcohol blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir. CSPC 14421
Type Sparkling Wine
Agent Fla Roc
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating **/**+(88 points)
Bright, Spicy, Ripe, Fruity, Sweetish
LCBO Text Status A Vintage Assessments Explorer's Selection!
TASTING NOTE: Lifted aromas of Key lime, apricot and pear precede a sweet and tangy surge of palate flavours carried along on a vigorous mousse of small-bead bubbles that include racy lemon and white grapefruit juxtaposed with a balancing surge of ripe nectarine and sweet-ish lime cordial. It's nicely balanced, crisp and mouth-watering refreshing on the palate, finish and aftertaste. This is a very well-priced, vintage-dated, Charmat-method fashioned bubbly that you may want to try and to keep on hand for drop-in friends and neighbours around the upcoming holiday season. Drink or cellar. Exceptional Value! Score - 91 (Vic Harradine, winecurrent.com, Sept. 28, 2021) Price $ 19.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - December 11, 2021
Cases bought 59 (6 bottles per case)

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Score:  - NOT PRESENTED  * Very Basic   *+ OK   ** Good   **/**+ Very Good   **+ Excellent   *** Outstanding   ***+ Superb

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