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 this wine is aged for approximately 20-24 months on the lees before disgorging.
Learn more about our Cuvée Catharine sparkling wines here.
Awards & Reviews
90 points - Carolyn Evans Hammond, Toronto Star 92 Points – Natalie MacLean 90 Points - David Lawrason, Wine Align 90 Points - Rick Vansickle, Wines in Niagara
• Made from the blending of 70-80% Chardonnay with 20-30% Pinot Noir • Handpicked and bunch selected. Gently whole cluster pressed • A small percentage of the Chardonnay is barrel fermented • Secondary fermentation in bottle followed by a further 20-24 months aging on the lees
Salmon caviar with sour cream; Malpeque oysters with a hint of lemon. Or add 1 oz of Riesling Icewine or 1 oz of Cabernet Franc Icewine to 3 oz of Cuvée Catharine to make a Kir Catharine or a Blushing Kir Catharine respectively.