Cuvée Catharine Sparkling Brut
Named in memory of Henry’s wife, widow and family matriarch, Catharine Smith. Clonal selection and the use of traditional grape varieties (Chardonnay & Pinot Noir) makes this wine a modern Niagara expression of a time honoured wine style. The secondary fermentation is done in bottle and each wine is aged for approximately 24+ months on the lees before disgorging.
“A dead ringer for Champagne. Austere dryness combined with the yeasty flavor of a good baguette” – 2012 Edition of Billy’s Best Bottles
Bronze (2011) – Ontario Wine Awards
90 points – Wine Access
91 – Natalie MacLean
Silver (2010), Gold (2011) – Wine Access Canadian Wine Awards
Gold Winner (Sparkling Wine) at the 2010 All Canadian Wine Championship Awards
Gold (2006) – Cuvée Awards
||Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Salmon caviar with sour cream; Malpeque oysters with a hint of lemon. Or add 1oz. of Riesling Icewine or 1oz. of Cabernet Franc Icewine to 3oz of Cuvée Catharine to make a Kir Catharine or a Blushing Kir Catharine respectively.