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Blue Mountain Gold Label Bruttext
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16¾/20

Blue Mountain Gold Label Brut NV

Okanagan Falls, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaOn a shortlist of what I consider iconic BC wines, Blue Mountain Brut has to be one of the leaders. It’s generally in a class of its own, but more importantly, it has spawned many imitators over the years, expanding the interest in BC sparkling wine. The blend hasn’t changed a lot. In this bottle, the numbers are 57/39/4 pinot noir, chardonnay, and pinot gris. Puncheons are used for a portion of the wine to give the juice a chance to expand. The secret sauce is the reserve wine, aged in 2000L oak casks. The Brut spends full two years on its lees before getting yet another six to nine months in bottle. That's an impressive gift consumers are not paying for, given the true cost of cellaring finished wine. Best of all is the freshness factor, and how this wine has evolved over the last two decades going from sparkling wine to a wine that sparkles. Expect a mineral, flinty affair with green and red apple, spice, with nutty toasted almond highlights that pull you into the glass. A great value and ready to drink.Tasted: 23 July 2021Tasted by: Prices: BC 27.90 winery direct, private wine shops AB 29.85 J Webb Wine Merchants ON 34.95 LCBO - Vintages QC 34.95 SAQ Producer: Blue Mountain Vineyard & CellarsDistributors: Keystone Fine Wines
Rogers & Company
Blend: Pinot Noir - Chardonnay - Pinot GrisCSPC: 471672UPC: 626452601161