Named in memory of Henry’s wife, widow and family matriarch, Catharine Smith. Clonal selection and the use of traditional grape varieties (Chardonnay and 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 24+ months on the lees before disgorging.
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
• Made from the blending of 70-80% Pinot Noir with 20-30% Chardonnay • Grapes were handpicked and bunch selected, then gently whole-cluster pressed • Secondary fermentation was finished in bottle followed by a further 30 months aging on the lees
Salmon caviar with sour cream; Malpeque oysters with a hint of lemon.