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Blue Mountain Blanc de Blancs R.D. Méthode Traditionelle
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Blue Mountain Blanc de Blancs R.D. Méthode Traditionelle 2011

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis chardonnay from Blue Mountain’s estate vineyard in Okanagan Falls was aged on its lees for 6.5 years before being disgorged in August 2018 and released a full year later. The nose shows classic blanc de blancs character with lemon, chalk, and lots of toasty autolytic notes. It’s bright and youthful, benefiting from the cooler 2011 vintage, and just beginning to show some development in the background. The mousse is fine, giving way to a laser sharp, precise palate and racy acidity that finishes bone dry with only a 4 g/L dosage. It would be easy to call this champagne in a blind tasting given its combination of restraint and elegance, and indeed I have. Excellent value, and a wine that will only continue to benefit from additional time in bottle.Tasted: 22 November 2019Tasted by: Geoffrey MossPrices: BC 49.90 winery direct AB 49.95 private wine shops Producer: Blue Mountain Vineyard & CellarsDistributors: Keystone Fine Wines
Rogers & Company
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 402594UPC: 626452721111