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