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ENTOURAGE GRAND RESERVE BRUT SPARKLING 2017 Traditional method, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer JACKSON-TRIGGS
Here is my updated 2017 note based on a bottle just purchased at the LCBO. Bright light straw colour with streams of tiny bubbles. Attractive, slightly spicy, fresh, Anjou-pear-tinged, ripe, lemon-apple meringue nose with some toasty-mineral notes. Dry, medium bodied, fairly complex, ripe, lemon-apple meringue flavours with a lingering, crisp, toasty-brioche finish and fine effervescence. This nicely textured totally new 2017 blend of 70% Chardonnay, 27% Pinot Noir and 3% Pinot Meunier was tiraged (put in bottle) in February 2018 and disgorged in July 2022 with now 53 months on the lees. It has 13% alcohol, 5 g/L residual sugar and 8 g/L total acidity with the code L220712 (July 12, 2022) on the shipping case. CSPC 234161
Type Sparkling Wine
Agent Art Can
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating ***(91 points)
Bright, Toasty, Lemon Meringue
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
Light gold in colour with aromas of baked apple, yellow grapefruit and a touch of honey. Light creamy mousse with some autolytic yeasty character on the mid-palate to finish. Harmonious with a long crisp finish of apple pie and stone fruit. Tasted blind June 2022. Silver Medal winner at the 2022 National Wine Awards of Canada. Score - 89. (Janet Dorozynski, DipWSET, Ph.D., winealign.com) Price $ 29.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - December 17, 2022
Cases bought 100 (6 bottles per case)

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