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Summerhill Pyramid Winery Cipes Ariel Premier Cuvée
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Summerhill Pyramid Winery Cipes Ariel Premier Cuvée 2000

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaMysteriously lost in the depths of the cellar, Ariel 1998 emerged as one of the finest sparkling wines made in British Columbia. The follow up 2000 is equally blessed after 17.5 years on lees. Ariel is estate grown at Summerhill Vineyard in East Kelowna. The 2000 blend is 68/30/2 pinot noir, chardonnay, pinot meunier, and it’s been disgorged in small batches since last September 2019. The nose is mature, with complex scents of toasted nuts, ginger, and leesy umami. The palate is creamy and showing age, but there is plenty of citrus, gout Anglais, brioche notes throughout the middle, and to the mineral finish. Slightly tighter and drier than in 1998. We know it can age but suggest you drink it now. Try this with the ultimate match: caviar.Tasted: 03 May 2020Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 100.00 winery online, select private retailers Producer: Summerhill Pyramid WineryDistributors: AmoVino Distributors Ltd
Blend: Pinot Noir - Chardonnay - Pinot MeunierCSPC: 485771UPC: 779000138999