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Cuvée Catharine Blanc de Blancs Carte Blanche by Henry Of Pelham 2012

Cuvée Catharine Blanc de Blancs Carte Blanche

by Henry Of Pelham 2012

Producer : Henry Of Pelham

Region : Niagara (Canada), Ontario (Canada)

Bottle Per Case : 6 x 750 ml

Tasting Notes

"A stunning sparkling wine from Niagara from a spectacular vintage. Aromas of freshly baked bread with mleting farmhouse butter, lemon zest and toasted almond. Green apple brightness and racy acidity on the palate. Creamy and mouth-filling. This is truly a knock-out bubbly. Pair with salmon caviar and sour cream or Malpeque oysters with a sqeeze of lemon."

94 points - Natalie Maclean, Dec 2015

Specs

Bottles Per Case 6 Pack
Bottle Size 750 ml
Producer Henry Of Pelham
Region Niagara (Canada), Ontario (Canada)
Alcohol 12.5% alc. / vol.
Style Sparkling
Vintage 2012
Farming Method Sustainable
Grapes Chardonnay
Wine Type Sparkling
Price of Case $268.50

The Producer

Henry Of Pelham

Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery is an Ontario winery that released their first vintage in 1988. The namesake of the winery, Henry (Smith) of Pelham was an early settler in Upper Canada’s Niagara Peninsula. His father Nicholas, the first settler, was Pennsylvania Dutch and a United Empire Loyalist who sided with the crown during the American Revolution of 1776. We named the winery Henry of Pelham after great-great-great grandpa’s son, Henry, who we think had a pretty dry sense of humour, nicknaming himself “Henry of Pelham” after a British Prime Minister. He was quite the entrepreneur, building an inn and tavern on the property and operating a toll road. He raised sheep. And grew grapes—some of the first to be planted in Canada. Our tasting room and wine store are in Henry’s carriage house. In 1984, when our parents decided to replace Henry’s concord and Niagara grapevines with old world vinifera grapes, the Niagara wine scene hardly existed and there were a lot of naysayers—but we had done our homework. Heat scans proved we had the right conditions, and we bettered our chances by contouring the hills and installing drainage. At the time, we were one of only a few Niagara wineries to make premium wines from our own grapes.
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