2004 Brut Reserve LD    

Winemakers: Jean-Benoit Deslauriers, Peter J. Gamble and Raphaël Brisbois

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Tasting Notes

A luxurious, late-disgorged sparkling from 2004, one of the coolest seasons in 20 years. This Brut Reserve LD is youthful yet rich, displaying tell-tale coloration from its Pinot Noir component, along with extremely fine bubbles — a delicate mousse and consistent effervescence. Classic toasty aromas mingle with a tremendously complex and saturated nose of sweet clove bud, honey, key lime and apple cobbler. A striking purity of fruit and minerality unveil young green apple and slate notes on the palate. A fascinating paradox between the crisp, bright and refreshing character and a dense, concentrated mouthfeel springs from extremely low cropping levels.

Technical Specifications

Varietal composition: 57% Pinot noir, 22% Chardonnay, 15% Vidal, 6% l’Acadie
Vineyard composition: 64% Racca vineyard, 36% Benjamin Bridge estate vineyard
Harvest dates: October to November 2004 (hand-harvested)
Alcohol: 11%
TA: 13.2 g/l
pH: 2.97
Brix (average at harvest): 17.4º
Bottling date: June 2005
Aging: 7 years on lees
Disgorge date: August 2011