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SIGNATURE SERIES ICE CUVÉE SPARKLING ROSÉ Traditional method, Icewine dosage, VQA Niagara Peninsula, Ontario
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer PELLER ESTATES
This Vintages Essential repeat has a medium straw colour with a very faint hint of pink along with an abundance of bubbles. Attractive, spicy, gently honeyed, fruity, ripe raspberry-strawberry nose with some faint minerally notes. Gently sweet, medium to medium-light bodied, harmonious, bright, fresh, ripe raspberry-strawberry-apple puree flavours with some tangy notes on the lingering, fairly crisp, gently effervescent finish. Ready-to-drink, this current batch has a base wine blend of 59% Pinot Noir, 29% Chardonnay, 8% Gamay and 4% Pinot Meunier to which 90 ml of Vidal Icewine dosage as added when disgorged after some 13 months on the lees. It has 12% alcohol, 20 g/L residual sugar and 7.5 g/L total acidity. CSPC 113035
Type Sparkling Wine
Agent And Win
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating ***(91.5 points)
Spicy, Bright, Ripe Raspberry-Strawberry
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: A lovely salmon pink, this versatile sparkler combines Chardonnay and Pinot Noir as the base wine with a dash of icewine. It displays sweet, almost honeyed, red berry fruit on the nose. Just off-dry due to dosage with Cabernet Franc and Vidal icewine, it has a fine, light mousse and replays the lively berry flavours on the palate - think of sun-kissed, field-ripe strawberries and juicy, ripe currant. It's refreshing with a hint of sweetness that lingers on the finish. This is bound to be a crowd-pleaser. Drink or cellar. Score - 93 (Susan Desjardins, winecurrent.com, Jan. 19, 2022) Price $ 36.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - February 4, 2023
Cases bought 128 (6 bottles per case)

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