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NV Blanc de Blancs

VQA Niagara Escarpment
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About This Wine:
Our Blanc de Blancs is made entirely from Chardonnay grapes, which we grow in the limestone-clay soils of our vineyards along the benchlands of the Niagara Escarpment. Vinified in the Traditional Method, it was fermented and aged sur lie in bottle for a minimum of 30 months prior to disgorging. The result is a dry, Brut-style sparkling wine exhibiting delicate effervescence mineral nuances that are true to its cool-climate origins. 
 
Origin:
Niagara Escarpment 60% Twenty Mile Bench, 40% Beamsville Bench 
 
Soil:
Stony clay till composed primarily of limestone and dolostone mixed with sandstone, shale and traces of granite and gneiss; soils overlie moraine and sandstone/shale bedrock; depth ranges from 4 to 8 m 
 
Composition:
60% Chardonnay, 40% Chardonnay Musqué 
 
Harvest Data:
Non-Vintage Cuvée 60% 2011, 40% 2012
Sugar- 19º Brix
Titratable Acitity- 8.2 g/L
pH- 3.14
4.6 m/t (73 hl/ha) 
 
Vinification:
The base wine was re-fermented in bottle and aged sur lie for 45 months prior to disgorging; dosage brought the wine to a Brut level of dryness. 
 
Bottling Data:
Tirage–Disgorging Jul/13–Apr/17
Alc./Vol. 12%
Residual Sugar- 5.7 g/L
Titratable Acidity- 8.1 g/L
pH- 3.12
1,160 cs (4.5L) 
 
Tasting Notes:
On the nose, aromas of bread dough, green apple and lemon meringue lead the way over top nuances of wet stone and hazelnuts. The palate is dry with a very fine, tight and vivacious mousse. It is creamy in feel up front, becoming richly textured and mineral on the mid-palate, with lively apple fruit throughout. The finish is long and full, with intense toast and yeast overtones alongside hints of citrus.  
 
Taste Profile:
Dry (D) 
 
Serving Suggestions:
A classic aperitif; or with raw oysters, lobster bisque, battered shellfish, sushi, game terrine, quiches/omellettes, grilled seafood, smoked duck 
 
Ageability:
Best consumed 2017 through 2022; will hold through at least 2024 
 
Ontario Retail Price:
$29.95 
 
 
Availability:
Winery, LCBO (213983), selected Grocery Stores
 
Reviews & Accolades:
WINE ACCESS: This wine is the flagship for Cave Spring's increasingly important sparkling wine focus, which now involves four labels. It won a Lieutenant-Governor's Award in 2012. This 100% chardonnay was aged for three years, building subtle almond complexity into the dried apple, lemon and shortbread aromas. It is light-bodied, lively, gentle, delicate and a touch sweet, yet built on a beam of mineral acidity. There's excellent length on the finish. This is a terrific blanc de blanc. 91 points. David Lawrason
 

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