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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2017

VINTAGES

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UNCORK SOMETHING GREAT • SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2017

CONTRABAND SPARKLING RIESLING

6

Charmat method, VQA Ontario

TASTING NOTE: Floral, aromatic and delicious! Thanks

to the Riesling grape base here, this sparkling wine

delivers well past its price point. Refreshing and lovely.

Pair with shellfish. Drink: 2017-2020. Score:

89

(NatalieMacLean,

nataliemaclean.com

, June 17, 2017)

Light & Fruity

400127

(M)

750 mL

$18.95

2

CONTRABAND SPARKLING ROSÉ

6

Charmat method, VQA Ontario

TASTING NOTE: Straight away it must be said the

best of the Contraband sparklers is right here if

nothing else but for the childhood memory of it all. In

its aroma I recall the marshmallow dusted with

strawberry sprinkles and a freshly opened pack of

hockey cards. In winemaking I imagine concrete

tanks and dusty, yeasty notes. Yes there is a nouveau

adjunct to this blush bubble but it stays focused and

the acidity is right in line. Who could not find it in their

heart to pour this at a holiday soirée and again on

Valentine’s Day? Pleasure beyond the riesling and

the chardonnay. Drink 2016-2019. Score:

88

(Michael Godel,

winealign.com

, Nov. 2016)

Light & Fruity

449728

(D)

750 mL

$20.95

2

FEATHERSTONE JOY PREMIUM

CUVÉE SPARKLING ROSÉ 2015

6

Traditional method, VQA Twenty Mile Bench,

Niagara Escarpment, Ontario

This bubbly is made with 100% Pinot Noir.

TASTING NOTE: Featherstone’s Cuvée Joy Rosé is a

fine example of the mineral-driven premium traditional

method sparkling wines that FeatherstoneWinery is

producing on the Twenty Mile Bench. Delicate straw-

berry, cherry, and rhubarb notes are supported by

refreshing red fruit acidity and limestone minerality on

the finish. Score:

90+

(Matt Steeves,

quercusvino.ca

,

June 2017)

Medium-bodied & Flavourful

450700

(XD)

750 mL

$29.95

2

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HENRY OF PELHAM CUVÉE

CATHARINE CARTE BLANCHE ESTATE

BLANC DE BLANC 2012

6

Traditional method, VQA Short Hills Bench,

Niagara Escarpment, Ontario

Gold Medal winner at the 2017 All Canadian Wine

Championships.

TASTING NOTE: ... 100% Chardonnay ... Secondary

fermentation in bottle is followed by a further 60

months of aging on the lees. Always one of the top

sparklers made in Niagara. It shows a rich golden

colour in the glass with a nose of brioche, lemon curd,

fresh baked bread, baked apple, toast and mineral.

It has an energetic mousse and a vibrant entry on the

palate with lovely toasty but fresh flavours of apple,

citrus, pear, lemon and vanilla toast that is all together

an elegant, rich, deep and layered sparkling wine.

A beautiful thing. Score:

92

(Rick VanSickle,

winesin

niagara.com

, July 17, 2017)

Medium-bodied & Flavourful

315200

(XD)

750 mL

$44.95

2

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PELLER SIGNATURE SERIES

ICE CUVÉE SPARKLING ROSÉ

6

Traditional method, Icewine dosage,

VQA Niagara Peninsula, Ontario

TASTING NOTE: This blend includes 10% Cabernet

Franc and a dosage of Cabernet Franc and Vidal

icewine added in. This is such a magical wine with

strawberry, citrus, watermelon, raspberry, spice,

honey and toast on the nose. Simply delicious in the

mouth with a sweet, vigorous bead of bubbles, lush

red fruits of raspberry and strawberry and just a kiss

of sweetness to balance out the acidity. Score:

93

(Rick VanSickle,

winesinniagara.com

, Sept. 9, 2014)

Rich & Complex

113035

(M)

750 mL

$35.75

1

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TAWSE SPARK LIMESTONE RIDGE

SPARKLING RIESLING 2015

6

Traditional method, VQA Twenty Mile Bench,

Niagara Escarpment, Ontario

This elegant single-vineyard sparkler is made in the

traditional method by Tawse, one of the most exciting

names in Ontario winemaking. Expect a complex,

intense wine with notes of honey, green apple, lemon

and a crisp, pure mineral tone. This is always a great

value and will be superb served with your favourite

seafood dishes.

Medium-bodied & Flavourful

370361

(XD)

750 mL

$20.95

2

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4

Organic & biodynamic product

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