2015 Cuvée Catharine Estate Blanc de Blancs ‘Carte Blanche’

2015 Cuvée Catharine Estate Blanc de Blancs ‘Carte Blanche’

Regular price $49.95

Description

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

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, or soft cheeses from Brie-type to the range of those made with Goat’s milk.

Vintage:  2015
Style:  Sparkling
Varietal:  Chardonnay
Geographic Designation:  VQA Niagara Peninsula
Alcohol: 12.5%
Sugar: 6.4 (g/L)
Acidity: 7.0 (g/L)

*Vintage subject to change without notice.