91 points,Vic Harradine, www.winecurrent.com National Wine Awards, Bronze Medal, WineAlign.com
Composition: Seyval Blanc and other vinifera varieties.
The nose is treated to fruity white peach and ripe apple, floral orange blossom and gardenia, with a tangy, flinty edge. A frothy, playful mouth delivers green apple, pear and lime sour patch candy, with gently lingering floral and candy notes.
Seyval Blanc from the Quarry Ridge and Hubel Estate Vineyards was picked September 9th at 16.1° Brix grape sugar. The other varieties were taken the following week averaging 22.1° Brix.
Following primary fermentation, the wine was transferred to a pressurized steel tank for secondary fermentation in the “charmat” method. There was no malolactic fermentation. Bottled June 2023.
At bottling, alcohol was 11% and RS at 16 g /L; pH: 3.09 ; Titratable Acidity: 8.9 g / L
Dry (prosecco-style) : 16 g/L residual sugar
Everything goes with sparkling and especially this 'prosecco-style' sparkling wine.
Try some of these classic suggestions: triple cream, brie-style cheese or sweet bread and mascarpone cheese; butter cream sauce or even buttered popcorn; Shrimp and shellfish, smoked salmon, caviar, fried calamari, and oysters; Salami, veggies, stuffed mushrooms, egg dishes, foie gras.
91 points, Vic Harradine, www.winecurrent.com Aromas of apricot, musky Casaba melon and yellow nectarine coalesce on the nose of this sparkling wine. It gathers itself on the palate with the yin and yang—aka, sweetness and tang—of sweet, ripe yellow Mirabelle plum and honeydew melon along with the yang and the tang of crab apple and notions of rhubarb. The balanced finish and mouth-watering aftertaste support these palate flavours as they pour well with poached oysters with a dash of Pernod, crab cakes or fish tacos.