Cuvée Catharine Rosé Brut

Cuvée Catharine Rosé Brut

Regular price $29.95

Description

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 - 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 
• 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 

Food Matches

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

Varietal:  Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Geographic Designation:  VQA Niagara Peninsula
Alcohol:  12%
Sugar: 12.6 (g/L)
Acidity: 6.7 (g/L)