Exciting, powerful, profound.
Blue Mountain sets incredibly high standards for the Canadian traditional method sparkling wine category. Their family estate is well established, their conscientious viticulture and winemaking practices come from a solid understanding of what works for their site, and their fervent belief in who they are (as an estate) comes through in each and every wine they make.
Undeniably electric, and made entirely from select estate Chardonnay grapes, it is aged, after bottle fermentation, for 5.5 years on lees to add complexity, then it was disgorged in August 2017. A lemony focus is rounded out with yellow apples, toasted nuts and fine spice. The palate is exacting, with notable tension that is offset by a creamy texture.
As reviewed in Vines Mag, Winter 2018.
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Wine Scores reviewed - 2018-12-14 10:57:48.0