2016 Sparkling Chenin Blanc
This beautiful bottle of bubbles and a lively mousse and a biscuity nose. Aromas of red delicious apple, pear, and citrus and followed by ripe apple, white peach, and key lime pie on the palate. This is a wine worthy of celebration. Serve it chilled and in good company.
This wine is made from the oldest Chenin Blanc vines in North America! The 2016 growing season was long, dry and warm, much like the previous 3 vintages. During harvest the grapes were sampled bi-weekly to measure flavour development while maintaining the lively acidity and then picked at the optimum point of flavour.
Grapes were picked early to preserve the lively acidity and fresh fruit notes of the Chenin Blanc. Primary fermentation took place slowly in tank before fining and the Tirage bottling. The secondary fermentation proceeded slowly in the bottle. The wine was kept on for another 3 yrs before final disgorging and labelling.