Pale straw in color with nice mild citrus nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely varietal apple, pear and citrus notes. On the medium length finish, especially on it’s own, the wine has some nice mouth grip where the lime, and minerality notes stick around nicely along with some prominent pastry and nutty notes. This is a nice bubbly. We paired it with shrimp fettucine alfredo and it went perfectly. This is a well made wine, for a reasonable price. I’d give it an 88+. From the LCBO web site: Check stock.
Sparkling – Dry
This is a bright, easy-going sparkler from a blend of 44% Pinot Gris, 31% Pinot Noir and 25% Chardonnay with an emphasis on the citrus. Look for candied lemon and lime, a faint pear note with a delicate floral character. The bubbles persist nicely making it a refreshing spring/summer sipper. Score – 89. (Michael Lowe, winesinniagara.com, Dec. 16, 2019)Read Less
Release Date:March 31, 2018Bottle Size:375 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:12.5%Made In:Ontario, CanadaBy:Tawse WinerySugar Content:5 g/LSweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra DryStyle:Medium-bodied & FlavourfulVarietal:Sparkling – DryThis is a VQA wine
From the winery’s web site:
Winemaking Notes: This Traditional Method Sparkling is made from a base of Quarry Road Chardonnay, with Laundry Vineyard Pinot Noir and Hillside Vineyard Pinot Gris. Having spent 12 months on the lees, this spark has delicious notes of pie crust, crisp green apple and citrus on the nose. These aromas are complimented by flavours of Granny Smith apple, grapefruit and just a hint of pastry on the palate.
Growing Conditions: Sourced from select sustainably farmed Niagara Peninsula vineyards. Viticultural practices included vertical shoot positioning, shoot thinning, cluster thinning, hand leaf removal and hand harvest.
Food Pairing: Sparkling wines are always a pleasure to pair as they are so versatile and easily compliment a wide variety of foods. The Spark Blend is no different. Shrimp ceviche, deep fried tempura vegetables or gougeres would be fun and tasty pairings for this delightful Spark. Of course a Sparkling wine is always perfectly fine all on its own, just add a toast!