quicksearch
Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Meyer Family Vineyards Méthode Traditionnelle Extra Brut
89POINTS
16¼/20

Meyer Family Vineyards Méthode Traditionnelle Extra Brut NV

Okanagan Falls, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaMakes perfect sense that one of the Okanagan's chardonnay and pinot noir specialists has turned their hand to traditional method sparkling wine. MFV's Méthode Traditionelle Extra Brut sees 70 percent Chardonnay and 30 percent Pinot Noir remain for two years in stainless, undergoing full MLF, before blending and bottling for secondary fermentation under crown cap in the summer of 2014. The bottles were then aged on lees for 20 months and were disgorged from May 2016 through to June 2016. In lieu of dosage, this was topped up with 2014 blanc de blanc base wine, and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Shining green apple leads this firm frame, with bright mineral, salts, citrus trailing across a bed of river stones. The lees is ever present on the creamy base, and carries an aged sheen of gingerale and spice on a prickly palate to the sharp finish. Good intensity, great acidity, and drinking well now. 550 cases made.Tasted: 11 April 2018Tasted by: Prices: BC 34.88 winery direct Producer: Meyer Family VineyardsDistributors: International Cellars Inc.
Blend: Chardonnay - Pinot NoirUPC: 808755014156