The Brut Reserve represents the pinnacle of our sparkling program and is annually assembled with the sole purpose of finding the most harmonious and powerful combination of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. An exception emerges when a parcel stands out for its impressive quality, such as this ’13 estate Blanc de Blancs. The Chardonnay grapes that comprise this special cuvée were planted in 2001 and farmed organically from the very beginning on the south-facing slopes of our estate in the Gaspereau Valley. The growing season of 2013 experienced higher than average temperatures resulting in a richer more decadent profile overall. Yet, the cool maritime breezes off the Bay of Fundy moderated the nights during veraison, which resulted in an unprecedented level of aromatics and phenolic maturity. This wine’s commercial release will be in autumn 2020.
“In the glass, an elegant golden colour with a pale straw hue. The nose is layered and captivating, starting with notes of honeycomb wax and honeysuckle, then transitioning into delicate orchard blossoms. The palate is balanced, dense and rich, with a precise finish highlighting notes of candied orange and brioche. The finish reveals our terroir’s unmistakable saline minerality.” Head Winemaker, Jean-Benoit Deslauriers
Varietal composition: 100% Chardonnay
TA: 8.72 g/L
Dosage: 11 g/L
Brix (average at harvest): 18º
Aging: 5 1/2 years on lees
Recommended drinking: 2020-2033