$10 5 oz | $16 8 oz | $45 Bottle
A dry, Brut-style sparkling wine with aromas of ripe red apple, bread
dough and toasted nuts; medium bodied on the palate, it is quite
round up front with a fne, delicate mousse; the mid-palate shows rich
apple fruit balanced by a hint of mineral austerity, followed by a crisp
yet full fnish of yellow plums and light toastiness.
SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Raw oysters; lobster bisque or clam chowder; game terrine; fried or
lightly battered shellfsh; sushi/sashimi; omelettes and quiches; heavier
seafood off the grill (e.g., halibut, prawns); smoked duck; or as an aperitif.
AGEABILITY This crisp, Crémant-style sparkler, driven by its primary fruit character,
will gain in complexity until at least 2020.
TASTE PROFILE: Dry (D)
ABOUT THIS WINE: Our Dolomite Brut is made entirely from Chardonnay grapes,
which we grow in the limestone-clay soils of our vineyards along
the benchlands of the Niagara Escarpment. Vinifed 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: 60% 20 Mile Bench, 40% Beamsville Bench
SOIL: Stony, limestone-rich clay loam till overlying sandstone and shale.
COMPOSITION: 60% Chardonnay, 40% Musqué
HARVEST DATA: Titratable Acidity: 8.24 g/L pH: 3.14
Sugar: 19º Brix
VINIFICATION: The base wine was re-fermented in bottle and aged sur lie for a
minimum of 30 months prior to disgorging, with the dosage bringing
the wine to a Brut level of dryness.
BOTTLING DATA: Disgorging Date: March 2017 Alc./Vol. 12.0%
Residual Sugar: 12.0 g/L Titratable Acidity: 8.1 g/L