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2009 Blanc de Blancs CSV

VQA Beamsville Bench
 
About This Wine:
This wine was made entirely from Chardonnay grown in the limestone-clay soils of our Cave Spring Vineyard, located in the Niagara Escarpment’s renowned Beamsville Bench. Made in the Traditional Method from the oldest, lowest-yielding vines at our estate, it was aged ‘sur lie’ in bottle for 72 months prior to disgorging, embodying our highest commitment to quality and authenticity. 
 
Origin:
100% Cave Spring Vineyard (Beamsville Bench) 
 
Soil:
Stony, limestone-rich clay till overlying shale and sandstone 
 
Composition:
100% Chardonnay 
 
Harvest Data:
Sept. 25
Sugar- 18.8º Brix
Titratable Acitity- 12.5g/L
pH- 2.95
 
 
Vinification:
The base wine was re-fermented in bottle and aged sur lie for 72 months prior to disgorging; dosage brought the wine to a Brut level of dryness. 
 
Bottling Data:
Tirage–Disgorging February 2017
Alc./Vol. 12%
Residual Sugar- 6.8 g/L
Titratable Acidity- 11.1 g/L
pH- 2.87
986 bottles 
 
Tasting Notes:
The nose offers vivid aromas of lemon, pear and ripe apple atop suggestions of bread and hazelnuts. Brut in style, the palate is medium in body with crisp acidity and a fine mousse. The mid-palate is broad and creamy, exhibiting a chalky, stony sensation beneath, providing substance and definition. The finish is long and plush, with notes of yeast, toast and chestnut, yet lifted by a luminous, citrusy edge. 
 
Taste Profile:
Dry (D) 
 
Serving Suggestions:
Raw oysters, sushi/sashimi, vegetable or game terrines, battered seafood, quiche Lorraine, cheese soufflé, grilled deep-sea fish, or on its own as an aperitif  
 
Ageability:
Best consumed 2018 through 2023; will hold through at least 2025 
 
Ontario Retail Price:
$44.95 
 
 
Availability:
Winery only
 
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