Cuvee Catharine Blanc de Blanc

2016 Cuvée Catharine Estate Blanc de Blancs ‘Carte Blanche’

Regular price $49.95

Description

Named in memory of Henry’s wife, widow, and family matriarch, Catharine Smith, 'Carte Blanche' is a vintage expression of Cuvée Catharine. Fruit sourced from our oldest and best estate-grown Chardonnay vineyards is hand-picked, the best of the best juice is isolated, partially barrel fermented and then aged for 54 months  on the lees. Look for elegant lemony flavours and aromas of freshly baked bread.

Learn more about our Cuvée Catharine sparkling wines here.

Recent Awards & Reviews

94 points - National Wine Awards 2021

94 points - Chris Waters, Globe & Mail 'Ten bottles perfect for entertaining'

Silver - Champagne & Sparkling World Wine Awards 


Winemaker's Notes

  • Made from 100% estate grown Chardonnay from the Short Hills Bench
  • 20% barrel fermented
  • Hand-picked and bunch selected. Gently whole cluster pressed.
  • Secondary fermentation in bottle is followed by a further 54 months aging on the lees

Food Matches

Salmon caviar with sour cream, Malpeque oysters with a hint of  lemon, or soft cheeses from Brie-type to the range of those made with Goat’s milk.

Vintage:  2016
Style:  Sparkling
Varietal:  Chardonnay
Geographic Designation:  VQA Niagara Peninsula
Alcohol: 12.5%
Sugar: 5.5 (g/L)
Acidity: 6.7 (g/L)

*Vintage subject to change without notice.