2018 Blanc de Blancs Sparkling
Estate Bottled | VQA — Niagara-on-the-Lake
Our Blanc de Blancs sparkling is a made from 100% Chardonnay grapes using the traditional method. We bottle age this wine on the lees for a minimum of two years and disgorge each bottle just before it leaves our hands, the practice of “RD” or recently disgorged; a sign of quality and attention to detail on the part of the producer. This is a crisp and refreshing wine that engages all your senses. Creamy vanilla, citrus and fresh baked bread notes are lively on the nose. The rich and full mouth feel lingers in your mouth long after you have swallowed.
Vineyard Manager's Notes
The Chardonnay and Pinot Noir for our sparkling wines are among the first grapes we pick each year. We hand select bunches right in the vineyard looking for good ripeness while still retaining high acidity. We include grapes from all four of our vineyard sites in order to help maintain the consistency of aromas and flavours in the cuvée each year. Note that this wine is vintage dated, a rarity among our sparkling wines.
Bosc Family Food Pairings
We love good bubbles, any time, anywhere. This is a yummy wine for sipping while making dinner. It’s fresh and crisp so it will also pair with many appetizers; from smoked salmon to grilled scallops.
||Brix at Harvest
"This vintage dated, traditional method sparkling offers fresh aromas of green apple, lime and lemon zest, leesy notes and a whiff of slate. A generous soft froth fills the mouth with lime zest character coupled with summer apple and pear flavours, plus brioche notes and mineral flair. This beautiful bubbly is comparable to an ‘extra brut’ in champagne classification sweetness level, so next to no residual sugar. The finish is fresh and crisp, perfect for smoked salmon appetizers or simply with sea-salt potato chips." 93 Points -- Louise Boutin, www.winecurrent.com, November 2021
"one of Ontario's top-rated MT sparklers, nicely aged at four years. 100% chardonnay. Bottle aged on the lees for at least 2 years, with orchard fruit notes, some buttercream, citrus aromas, fresh bread, excellent mousse. Vintage dated from the 2017 harvest. 550 cases. 1.35g/L residual sugar. 12.7% ABV. ..." 93 Points -- Dean Tudor of Gothic Epicures, www.deantudor.com, November 2021