2012 Cuvée Catharine Estate Blanc de Blanc ‘Carte Blanche’

2012 Cuvée Catharine Estate Blanc de Blanc ‘Carte Blanche’

Regular price $44.95


Named in memory of Henry’s wife, widow and family matriarch, Catharine Smith. Carte Blanche is the vintage-dated Cuvée Catharine. Entirely estate-grown Chardonnay is hand-picked, then the best of the best juice is isolated, partially barrel fermented and aged for 60 months in the bottle before being disgorged. Look for elegant, lemony flavours and aromas of freshly baked bread.

Recent Awards & Reviews
2017 National Wine Awards of Canada PLATINUM
2017 All Canadian Wine Championships – GOLD 
93+ Points – Dean Tudor

Winemaker's Notes

• Made from 100% estate-grown Chardonnay from the Short Hills Bench
• 20% barrel fermented
• Hand-picked and bunch selected. Gently whole cluster pressed
• Secondary fermentation in bottle is followed by a further 54 months aging on the lees

Food Matches

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

Vintage:  2012
Style:  Sparkling
Varietal:  Chardonnay
Aging:  54 months
Geographic Designation:  VQA Niagara Peninsula
Alcohol: 12.5%
Sugar: 8 (g/L)
Acidity: 7.3 (g/L)