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Sperling Vineyards Sparkling Bruttext

Sperling Vineyards Sparkling Brut 2011

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis Sperling sparkler is made with 22-year-old pinot blanc vines by the family winemaker Ann Sperling. The property has been inhabited by Sperling ancestors for some 150 years. You don’t see a lot of pinot blanc fizz, although the grape is authorized in the Champagne region. It could be that in warmer years it can be a bit fat for the French taste. Indeed, this bubble walks the tightrope of citrus and pear, with a dollop of dried herbs before finishing long and rich. The richness comes from 60 months on the lees and a mouthfilling, toasty finish before a final dosage of 6.5 g/l. Solid, but we would love to see an even drier, tighter version.Tasted: 31 July 2018Tasted by: Prices:
BC$44.00750mlwinery direct, private wine stores
Producer: Sperling VineyardsDistributors: Select Wines & Spirits
Grape: Pinot BlancCSPC: 478669UPC: 627843118114