Cuvée Catharine Rosé Brut

Cuvée Catharine Rosé Brut

Regular price $32.95

Description

Named in memory of Henry’s wife, widow, and family matriarch, Catharine Smith, this wine is composed from the traditional grape varieties of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to make a Niagara expression of a time honoured wine style. The secondary fermentation is done in-bottle and the wine is aged for up to 24 months on the lees. Perfumed, round, and berry-toned. All grapes are farmed by family-owned vineyards.

Learn more about our Cuvée Catharine sparkling wines here.

Recent Awards & Reviews:
2016 Ontario Wine Awards – GOLD
93 Points - Michael Pinkus
92 Points - Decanter World Wine Awards
92 Points- Jamie Goode
92 Points - Dean Tudor
92 Points - Natalie MacLean
91 Points - Michael Godel
91 Points - Rick Vansickle
90 Points - Evan Saviolidis
90 Points - Steve Thurlow
4.5 Stars - Michael Pinkus
4.5 Stars - Rod Phillips
4.5 Stars - Vic Harradine

Winemaker's Notes

• Made from the blending of 70-80% Pinot Noir with 20-30% Chardonnay
• Hand-picked, bunch selected, then chilled for 24 hours.
• Partially filled baskets are hand-placed into the press.
• All juice is press-fractioned to separate the finest cut.
• A small percentage of the Chardonnay is barrel fermented.
• Secondary fermentation in bottle followed by a further aging of up to 24 months on the lees.

Food Matches

Salmon caviar with sour cream; Malpeque oysters with a hint of lemon.

Geographic Designation:  VQA Niagara Peninsula
Alcohol:  12%
Sugar: 12.6 (g/L)
Acidity: 6.7 (g/L)