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This is a non-vintage wine. It's made to be as similar from year to year as possible, allowing for different vintages to be included in the disgorgement. Details and tasting notes here are from the most recent bottling as well as the credentials that this wine continues to earn year after year.
Arresting, honeyed aromas of bruised apple, pear, earthy chanterelle and newly baked brioche. Fine, spirited effervescence delivers a rich mid-palate, and flavours of green apple, ripe pear, citrusy lime and orange zest, with an underlying and lasting brioche.
Composed 63% of chardonnay and 37% pinot noir; Both varieties were grown and hand-harvested from the Moira and Mottiar sites of the Beamsville Bench.
Bisous was vinified in the Traditional Method. The main component wine, comprising 78% of the whole, was from whole-cluster-pressed 2018 vintage grapes that had fermented in mature (eight years or older) French oak barrels.
This was augmented with the addition of a second base wine, blended and reserved from earlier vintages. Once bottled, the wine was transferred to our original cellar beneath the Moira Vineyard to undergo secondary fermentation.
Disgorgement, in April 2022, followed 36 months on the lees.
93 points, Rick Vansickle, Wines in Niagara 92 points, Michelle Bouffard, WineAlign 91 points, Michael Godel, WineAlign 91 points, Janet Dorozynski,WineAlign 90 points, David Lawrason, WineAlign 90 points, John Szabo, WineAlign 90 points, Sara D’Amato, WineAlign 90 points, Vic Harradine, Winecurrent 90 points, Tony Aspler, TonyAspler.com Pale gold in colour; active mousse of tiny bubbles; toasty, apple nose; light-bodied, dry, green apple, green pear, and lemon flavours. Lovely mouth-feel with a lemony finish. Great length.