2015 Cuvée Catharine Estate Blanc de Blancs ‘Carte Blanche’
Named in memory of Henry’s wife, widow, and family matriarch, Catharine Smith, 'Carte Blanche' is a vintage expression of Cuvée Catharine. Fruit sourced from our oldest and best estate-grown Chardonnay vineyards is hand-picked, the best of the best juice is isolated, partially barrel fermented and then aged for 54 months on the lees. Look for elegant lemony flavours and aromas of freshly baked bread.
Learn more about our Cuvée Catharine sparkling wines here.
Recent Awards & Reviews
94 points - Chris Waters, Globe & Mail
95 points - Dean Tudor, Gothic Epicures
93 points - Vic Harradine, Wine Current
94 - Michael Godel, Wine Align
93 - David Lawrason, Wine Align
93 - John Szabo, Wine Align
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
Salmon caviar with sour cream, Malpeque oysters with a hint of lemon, or soft cheeses from Brie-type to the range of those made with Goat’s milk.