Sperling Brut Reserve 2011

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  635144

Sixth overall in the sparkling category. This hails from one of BC's original vineyard sites, first planted in the 1920s. Vine species and grape varieties have changed over the years, with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay added in 2008 specifically for the production of premium sparkling wine. 'Additional time en tirage for 36 months adds texture, allowing us to avoid dosage,' says winemaker Ann Sperling. A hint of toast comes through on the nose while nuances of sage on the palate are suggestive of the Okanagan's dry, scrubby brush. The flavours have mellowed but the bubbles are still lively and persistent, carrying through to a long, nutty finish. Drinking Window: 2019-2020. Score - 92. (Michaela Morris, decanter.com, Oct. 23, 2018)