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MOUNTAIN JAY Brut 2017 Methode Classique VQA Okanagan Valley
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer Steller's JaY
Bright medium straw colour with streams of very tiny bubbles. Fairly intense, gently complex, slightly honeyed, ripe, attractive, lemon-apple meringue nose with some faintly spicy, minerally notes. Very dry, medium bodied, very nicely structured, harmonious, fairly rich, ripe lemon-apple meringue flavours with a lingering, bright, gentle, buttered-toast-tinged finish. This exceptional 2017 edition of Mountain Jay Brut is the best on record with 90.5-points. Unfortunately, the LCBO tasting note says it is just Pinot Noir - it is actually a blend of 25.8% Chardonnay, 36.7% Pinot Blanc and 37.5% Pinot Noir and in terms of taste it is very much in a Blanc de Blanc direction. It has a surprising 13% alcohol, 12 g/L residual sugar and hefty 8 g/L total acidity with lot number 20180202 on the lower part of the glass bottle. It tastes as if it spent more than three years on the lees - unfortunately no bottling date was available. Assessed for a bottle just purchased at Vintages. CSPC 264879
Type Sparkling Wine
Agent Art Can
Country Canada
Region British Columbia
Rating ***(90.5 points)
Complex, Toasty, Lemon-Mpple Meringue
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: Made from Pinot Noir in the traditional method of Champagne, this crisp, clean bubbly promises citrus and green apple, with hints of biscuits and semi-toasted almonds. The producer suggests pairing it with flavourful seafood dishes such as sushi, caramelized sea scallops or rich lobster risotto. Price $ 29.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - March 19, 2022
Cases bought 159 (6 bottles per case)

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