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Cuvée Catharine Brut VQA by Henry Of Pelham

Cuvée Catharine Brut VQA

by Henry Of Pelham

Producer : Henry Of Pelham

Region : Canada (Canada), Niagara (Canada), Ontario (Canada)

Bottle Per Case : 6 x 750 ml

Tasting Notes

"Henry of Pelham Family Estate is well known for crafting brilliant bubbly. And the NV Henry of Pelham Cuvée Catharine Brut VQA Niagara Peninsula overdelivers with its captivating scent of toasted almond croissant. The attack is elegant and linear yet generously mouth-filling. And it cascades with toasty croissant, almond paste and baked apple with a light dusting of nutmeg. Then each elongated sip finishes with wet stones and butter pastry. Delightful!"

95 points - Carolyn Evans Hammond, Toronto Star, Aug 2021

Specs

Bottles Per Case 6 Pack
Point Score 95
Cellaring Drink Now or Cellar
Sweetness XD - Extra Dry See Sweetness Chart
Bottle Size 750 ml
Producer Henry Of Pelham
Region Canada (Canada), Niagara (Canada), Ontario (Canada)
Alcohol 12.0% alc. / vol.
Style Sparkling
Vintage N/V
Farming Method Organic, Sustainable, Traditional
Grapes Chardonnay
Wine Type Sparkling
Price of Case $196.50

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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